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The Shakespeare Series: Othello Review

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on

The famous image of the green eyed jealous monster is but one of the famous images in Othello, one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies and certainly a play relevant today. 701 more words


'What Happens Next?'—Mamet

 “I write dialogue fairly easily. Plot is a big pain in the ass.”
David Mamet

“The question is how do you get somebody to suspend their disbelief—that’s the central question in drama. 203 more words


Shakespearean Drinks

The Hamlet

One bottle red wine, a dash of poison, and fresh danishes. Garnish with flowers. Best served at fencing parties.

The MacBeth

One measure scotch, one measure whiskey, one measure mead, a dash of ginger, one ice cube, three sour candies dissolving at the bottom. 59 more words


but by degrees

“How poor are they that ha’ not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

— Iago, Othello, Act II, scene iii, Shakespeare


Othello - Metaphorically Speaking

Dear Biddy,

I am always on the look out (or should I say sound out?) for a good metaphor, one that translates and transcends meaning. In the course of my life, I have been a counsellor / therapist and the power of metaphor to support a new direction or bring depth and understanding to the past was a regular tool. 620 more words

Here's Never-Before-Seen Footage Of A Teenage Jennifer Lawrence In A Shakespeare Play

Long before Jennifer Lawrence became a mega star, long before she was Mystique and Katniss Everdeen, long before her days dominating the big screen, Jennifer Lawrence was a normal teenager making her way as an actress in local plays. 31 more words

Web Culture

A Collection of Iambs

It’s Wednesday night, which means another choir rehearsal and another let’s-see-how-quickly-I-can-write-this post on Will4Will.

Over on my “flexible blog,”* I occasionally write what I call a “breadcrumbs” post: a quick collections of factoids and observations that may not be enough separately to carry the night on their own, but which together add up to something or other. 418 more words

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