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In space no one can hear you explode, Or, Teaching literary convention in Shakespeare's romantic comedies

I don’t lecture much. Boring to do, boring to be done to. Conversation’s far more fun. But two or one times a quarter I talk for around ten minutes from prepared notes. 2,569 more words


Wishing One And All A Happy Valentine’s Day

My candid photo evokes an appropriate greeting on this hearty day. It recalls words spoken by the evil Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello: “But I shall wear my heart upon my sleeve…”

Monday& Mini reviews

February has started well reading-wise. These are some thoughts on the books I’ve read lately.

  1. Othello by William Shakespeare. I liked this more than I thought, the different characters have rants that are well worth reading.
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Picnic Shelter

Picnic Shelter | Othello, WA | 2009

It called for a steaming bowl of chili or beef stew. Instead, that day’s brutally cold lakeside lunch — 20 degrees, north wind, no sun — was chilled even further by my pathetically limp sandwich (sliced turkey and cheese). 65 more words

Othello tutorial, p.4 - Playin' on the edge!

In previous parts of this tutorial I’ve written about the basics of Othello’s strategy, quiet and loud moves and about starting the game. If you already know all this and you’ve played a dozen or tens games, you might have noticed one thing. 2,256 more words


Brush Up Your Shakespeare with this True/False Quiz

Wanna “brush up your Shakespeare,” as Slug and Lippy sang in Kiss Me, Kate? Look no further. Here is a short true/false quiz to see if you can distinguish real Shakespeare quotes from non-Shakespeare. 209 more words



During the filming of an avant-garde version of Othello at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa the Director test shot several death scenes.  Those with the best acting were cast as either… 40 more words

House Sparrow