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Why I Love Shakespeare: A Response

By Francesca Morizio

Just to preface: I think it’s important to make a distinction between not liking a work of literature, not understanding a work of literature and becoming frustrated with it, and not liking the author of a work of literature. 3,094 more words

Essay

Will she, nill she - what do the characters want?

With his arrival in Padua, the young gentleman Lucentio intends to spend his time studying -and, of course, enjoying his new freedom. His plans, however, come to a halt at the sight of Bianca, the younger daughter of Baptista Minola. 1,024 more words

Guest Post - The Shrew That Tames by Michele Stegman

Hi all,

It’s Monday again – they do seem to come round quick! – but I have a cure for the Monday blues :) The fab Michele Stegman is visiting to talk about her new release, … 541 more words

The Purim Play You Missed or Everything I Needed to Learn I Didn't Learn in Hebrew School

Did you ever participate in or watch one of those ubiquitous Purim plays; the G-rated version?

You know what I mean.  King Ahashverous has a (wicked?) wife who refuses to show up and expose her beauty to her drunken royal husband and his likewise… 835 more words

Feel Good Saturday

No. I am not sleeping at 4 just to watch my favorite chick flick with Heath Ledger in it. Nah.

Okay. I really am. I mean, come on. 11 more words

Movies

Much Ado About Nothing

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” -William Shakespeare

So I opened with a Shakespeare quote. I’m not exactly sure what he means by it, as is true with almost all of the Shakespeare I’ve ever read, but he’s probably onto something that transcends time in its depiction of the human condition. 370 more words

Nudity

20th February

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’ cast list from St. George’s Hall this evening.