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How could I have forgotten that David Prowse (Darth Vader; Green Cross Man) played Charles the Wrestler in the 1978 BBC adaptation of "As You Like It"?

When I suddenly saw the hulking frame that filled out the Darth Vader suit, and heard that same soft west country burr that first told me how to cross the road as a child, heard it suddenly in conversation with the villainous Oliver, my first sense of was of recollection.   606 more words

Better Strangers

I have long considered adding a weekly “Shakespearean insult” to this blog’s posts. So, last week, when several friends sent me one of the many Shakespeare insult memes that proliferate on the internet, I decided to heed the reminder and kick off a Shakespeare-insult-a-week feature to run every Monday (what better day to be equipped with a potent insult?). 48 more words


January 5, 1932

Tues., Jan. 5  Dumas has a big 2 weeks’ wash & hangs it out doors. Finish a letter to Addie Stevens, send her “Castles in Memory” & several pictures. 42 more words


Hello 2017! and new books out this year!

In many ways, 2016 was a real stinker. But on a personal level, I had a good one, with lots of writing work, and fun with my family. 454 more words


As You Like It Poster

Here’s the poster for our upcoming inaugural Performance of As You Like It! Get ready to meet Rosalind, Orlando, Jacques, Touchstone, and a whole cast of brilliant characters straight from the scenes of Elizabethan pastoral comedy! 50 more words

As You Like It


What if Shakespeare got it right ?

“All the world’s a stage

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances, 200 more words

Honest to a ...

A couple friends in the writing business expressed concern over my blog.

“It’ll be with you forever!”

“Any prospective employer will find it!”

“If you think it is a ‘safe place,’ you’re wrong!” 433 more words

Midlife Crisis