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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Phedre - Jean Racine

In that Jean Racine was elected to the French Academy on July 17, 1673, this is a fitting time for a quick study of Phedre et Hippolyte… 184 more words

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Ball is Life

Story by: Jean Racine 

The most talked about college basketball player in the country is UCLA’s Lonzo Ball.

UCLA only made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, but the legend of Ball continues to grow. 489 more words


Arms and the Woman

Source: Boris Uxkull, extract from diary entry for 1-25 March 1814 , reproduced in Detlev von Uexküll (trans. Joel Carmichael), Arms and the Woman: The Diaries of Baron Boris Uxkull 1812-1819… 450 more words


The Distressed Mother

Source: William Hazlitt, ‘The Distressed Mother’, Examiner, 22 September 1816 pp. 9-10, reproduced in A View of the English Stage, or, A Series of Dramatic Criticisms… 863 more words

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December 22: Happy Birthday Ralph Fiennes and Peggy Ashcroft

Both of our headliners today have reputations as notable Shakespeareans.

Ralph Fiennes is turning 54 today.  He began his acting career in the 1980s with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing roles such as Romeo in… 1,130 more words

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