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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

The New Title Tuesday recommendation is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.  It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew eliminating the overt sexism that always marred my appreciation of The Bard’s famous comedy. 842 more words

Reader's Advisory

The ideology lurking behind reviews

In this post, I examine three reviews and question the assumptions that are brought to bear in order to ascertain whether or not the performance reviewed is considered ‘good’ or not. 1,091 more words


Cholerics: the real drama queens

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. We previously celebrated this by looking at the four bodily humours in one post… 1,168 more words


Killed With Kindness: Katherina's Linguistic Battle Against the Patriarchy

Paper written for class Spring 2015

A little boy runs across the playground to where his mother sat reading off her kindle. It was an autumn afternoon and perfect weather for a day at the park. 2,019 more words

Undergrad Work

Shakespeare in song

Kiss Me Kate (Opera Queensland)

QPAC, Concert Hall

November 12

As the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, 2016 has seen many of the Bard’s plays brought to theatrical life as part of the global celebration of his work. 810 more words


A tale of two thugs: Richard & Petruchio

I recently wrote an essay on The Taming of the Shrew, in which I was asked to consider the extent to which Kate’s journey can be seen as a process which brings her to a… 237 more words

Michaelmas Y2

Full Circle

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival just announced their 2017 season, and it’s packed with crowd-pleasers. “Julius Caesar,” “Hamlet,” “Rosencranz & Guildenstern Are Dead”… I can’t wait! 158 more words