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Review: ‘The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition’

With any new publication, especially concerning the “universal” bard, it’s worth asking, ‘Who is this for?’ The New Oxford Shakespeare is no different. Coming to us from general editors Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan, Oxford University Press’s fourth iteration of the complete works is actually not one book, but four: … 1,051 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


A Marathon by any other Name...

via Daily Prompt: Marathon


A fine word. Most of us know it as a noun, referring to a run of 26 miles, or 42.195 kilometres. 1,131 more words

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In the Midst of Nothingness: a Conversation about Fargo and Waiting for Godot

This is the fourth piece of an ongoing conversation about Fargo (the television show and the film) and its homages, inspirations, characters, and the world it builds. 2,593 more words



He had not so much brain as earwax.I once had to talk to a student about a word… http://1momentwiser.com/bantercraft/ 


The Tempest - Virtual Reality Takes to the Stage

There is an interesting look to the RSC’s latest production. The Tempest is the first lucky recipient of Shakespeare’s plays to become immersed in the world of live motion capture effects. 321 more words


Tauchnitz 'Cabinet Editions'

Tauchnitz Editions sold for around the equivalent of 1s 6d, certainly much cheaper than the typical 7s 6d price for a hardback in the UK in the 19th century, but they were not exactly cheap paperbacks.   744 more words

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