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Shakespeare Piece of the Day: Twelfth Night (5/26/16)

Twelfth Night, ACT IV, SCENE I. Before OLIVIA’s house.

Enter SEBASTIAN and Clown
Will you make me believe that I am not sent for you? 1,936 more words


Lecture night: He said, she said

The history of the Reformation in England has been of special interest to me since I read Eamon Duffy’s The Stripping of the Altars, in which he challenged the received ( 468 more words

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, 26 more words


Writing in College: An Example and an Explanation


This is a guest post by Jeffrey R. Wilson, a Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University, where he teaches the “ 1,831 more words


The Saint of Shakespeare's Florence

Acts III and IV of Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well take place in Florence, Italy.  While he was writing, St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi was living in a Carmelite convent in Florence, Italy. 294 more words


Scandalous Women: Was Aemilia Bassano Lanier Shakespeare’s Dark Lady? - Guest Post by Mary Sharratt

Born in 1569, Aemilia Bassano Lanier (also spelled Lanyer) was the highly cultured daughter of an Italian court musician—a man thought to have been a Marrano, a secret Jew living under the guise of a Christian convert. 46 more words