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Shakespearing #17: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespearing #17 by David Foley

The Merry Wives of Windsor 

The Merry Wives of Windsor was one of three Shakespeare plays I’d neither read nor seen when I began this project. 650 more words

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Shakespearing #16: Henry IV, Part 1

Shakespearing #16 by David Foley

Henry IV, Part 1

I wasn’t looking forward to re-reading Henry IV. It’s not that I don’t like it, but its central trope has become stale from a hundred Hollywood films: the wastrel son redeeming himself when the chips are down. 639 more words

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Shakespearing #13: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespearing #13 by David Foley

Romeo and Juliet

One of the pleasures of re-reading a familiar text is that things you’ve taken for granted suddenly leap out at you. 656 more words

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