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ITW Must-Reads: Macbeth

My goal is to eventually make my way through all of these must-read titles.


I’ve known for a while that it would be a stretch to read some of the earlier books, and in the case of… 272 more words


Reading Paperbacks in the Digital Schoolhouse

So why exactly did I need cheap paperbacks of Othello and R&J? There’s a longer narrative below the jump that explains this in terms of my readerly preferences, but the main reason is simple: 838 more words


Shakespeare Piece of the Day (10/29/14) The Winter's Tale

Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Winter’s Tale


ACT V. SCENE II—The same. Before the Palace.

Aut. Now, had I not the dash of my former… 601 more words


Dancing-rapier is the Shakespearean Word of the Day (10/29/14)

Dancing-Rapier (n.)

Dancing-rapier is an ornament sword worn in dancing. It was sited in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Tit II.i.39 Our mother gave you a dancing-rapier by your side. 26 more words

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Things That Go Bump in the Night (... boo!)

I’ll be missing the trick-or-treaters this year, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get into the “spirit” of things. So I present you with some art and prose to keep the spirit alive. 327 more words


An Age Of Kings - Episode Six - Uneasy Lies The Head (Henry IV Part Two)

Uneasy Lies The Head concludes the tale of Henry IV Part Two.  As the episode opens, a sickly Henry (Tom Fleming) is still awake in the early hours of the morning and muses on why everybody should be asleep but he. 515 more words


Poets and their visions 36: Shakespeare 6 – Touches of Nature

In addition to the Roman plays, Shakespeare also wrote a couple of Greek tragedies. Of them, Timon of Athens was an early play, and will not really repay discussion, though it is worth noting that the character of the misanthropic Timon displays understanding of monomania that is rare in a writer who was generally conscious of the fluidity of human motivation. 1,902 more words

Poets And Their Visions