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Shakespeare festival announces three productions for 2018

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has announced its plans for 2018.

The festival will have The Merry Wives of Windsor and Hamlet on the mainstage. A third production is also planned — a puppet version of the infamously violent Titus Andronicus led by Saskatoon puppet experts Crispi Porat and Kristi Friday of Stumped Productions. 43 more words

Local Arts

Adam Knew Everything

There were several downers in last week’s readings for the Great Books Project–broken engagements, creation of governments, etc.–but we soldier on, undeterred.

Here are the readings for the coming week: 888 more words

Books

A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 52: ‘So am I as the rich, whose blessed key’

A summary of Shakespeare’s 52nd sonnet

Sonnet 52 is another poem about absence, and about Shakespeare having to be apart from the Fair Youth. The rather dense and knotty conceit, which centres on locked-up treasure, requires a bit of untangling and closer analysis, but first, here is Sonnet 52 and a brief paraphrase of its content. 510 more words

Literature

Quote of the week: 21 August

Peter Saccio, Shakespeare’s English Kings:  History, Chronicle, and Drama (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2000)

One of the biggest problems with being on holiday with non-reading friends is that you become embarrassed by the amount of time you want, no… 235 more words

William Shakespeare

Alan Rickman: an actor of singular charm and hypnotic charisma

Rickman, who has died at the age of 69, was irresistible even at his most acid, and leaves behind an astonishing legacy of indelible performances… 845 more words

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Book Review: "The only thing worse than me is you"

Recently, as in, 6am, I finished this lovely book that reimagines “Much Ado About Nothing” to a US school for geniuses.

Less recently, I’d fallen for the New Zealand-set-and-produced webseries “Nothing much to do” so I couldn’t help but see some parallels and imagine the cast in the book. 2,210 more words

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