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Why ambiguity?: Finding meaning

Three books informed this post: Moby Dick, King Lear and A Whaler’s Dictionary

“In order to understand the fool, one must think and discover, as one does with a sphinx’s question, for oneself.   235 more words

Herman Melville

More 2015 Children's Festival Images!

By Folger Education

We had so much fun at last week’s 2015 Emily Jordan Folger Children’s Shakespeare Festival we wanted to share more images of the kids and the great day they had at the Folger.


My life in books

My favourite book as a child was…The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  When I was little I was fascinated by the pictures (snakes swallowing elephants, monstrous trees, tiny sheep…) but every time I re-read it now I understand something different from it about philosophy and faith.  685 more words


Review: The Merchant of Venice

I have strong emotional ties to ’The Merchant of Venice’. It was the first Shakespearean play in which I performed. Hearing Portia’s infamous ‘quality of mercy’ speech, even ten years later, takes me back to the moment when I first spoke Shakespeare’s words and learned to love them. 481 more words

... Cultured

Today, Shakespeare’s Globe announced their autumn/winter season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Four Shakespeare plays will be performed; all were written in the final stage of Shakespeare’s career.

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Renaissance Drama

Really? WTF, people, Buy a book of poetry and READ IT!

In the name of culture, in the name of the arts, in the name of all that is good in the world,

The Washington Post says poetry is going extinct.   406 more words