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Shakespearean References in Something Rotten!

Something Rotten! is jam-packed with references from William Shakespeare’s plays and life. How many can you spot? Here are a few of those quotes, characters and parts of plays that will help you unlock the topsy-turvy world of the Renaissance. 600 more words


An Interview with Something Rotten!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

An interview with Something Rotten!’s Karey Kirkpatrick (Book, Music & Lyrics) and John O’Farrell (Book)

Q – Can you talk about the initial idea/concept? 1,438 more words


A Brief Note on Social Media Anxiety

Lately, I’ve seen posts and spoken to people a lot about social media anxiety and this concept that many of us pretend to be happy on these various platforms. 198 more words


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part, (Bantam Books; Reissue edition, August 1, 1988)  Originally published 1808.


"Welcome to the Renaissance": The World of Something Rotten!

The Renaissance

Something Rotten! transports today’s audiences from the seats of a Broadway house across the Atlantic and back through the history book pages to Renaissance England. 843 more words


Getting the Joke: The Humor of Something Rotten!

The laugh lines in the Broadway hit Something Rotten! flow from different sources.

Some come at the expense of William Shakespeare, the rock star of his day, here played as a world-weary writer who finds being famous… 453 more words


Their Wished-For Shore: Storytelling and Shared Themes in the Odyssey and Anon(ymous)

“Let all the elders of the land appear,
Pious observe our hospitable laws,
And Heaven propitiate in the strangers’ cause;
Then joined in council, proper means explore… 1,907 more words