Finished Season One

I finished season one of Slings and Arrows today. I’m in love with the show. There aren’t a lot of movies or TV shows about what I do with my life (theatre, especially shakespeare), and the fact that the show is amazing AND is about with what I love to do…. AHHH!!! I love it. […]

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Today’s Histories

Not long ago in a galaxy not so far away I posted about showing some love to the histories. These days Shakespeare’s Histories seem to be getting a lot of love. The Royal Shakespeare Company is putting up a complete cycle of the Histories. An article from the UK reminds us that the histories are […]

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Word Of The Day: Whiffler

Whiffler, famous for painting a portrait of his mother. Whiffler’s Mother. Wow… that was a lame joke. whiffler (n.) IPA Pronunciation: armed processional attendant CHORUS Behold, the English beach Pales in the flood with men, with wives and boys, Whose shouts and claps out-voice the deep mouth’d sea, Which like a mighty whiffler ‘fore the […]

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Romeo And Juliet Go To Hell!

Alan over at his blog, Shakespeare Experience, has recently written a post that would motivate me to give him a virtual hug if I could. *hug* That was nice. Anyway, I mentioned in a previous post my opinions about what makes Romeo and Juliet a tragedy. It’s not a happy ending. It’s not about a […]

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Was It Good For You?

I’ve been in a survey mood lately, so I’m going to ask more questions. I like hearing your responses. A little over a week ago I found the website Ask500People, which gives you the chance to ask a question to whoever happens to stumble across that website, as well as visitors of your own site […]

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Have You Read All Of Shakespeare?

I wonder… how many people would you guess have read everything contained in a volume of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare? All 37 plays, all 154 sonnets, A Lover’s Complaint, The Passionate Pilgrim, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, and The Phoenix and the Turtle. I’d imagine not many have. I’ll admit that […]

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My Outrageous Fortune: Slings And Arrows

You may or may not be familiar with a Canadian TV show called Slings and Arrows, a show about a theatre company! A Shakespeare Festival at that. Wow! Sounds great already, right? Well I just found the first season and started watching. Being the Shakespeare nerd that I am, you might find it amazing that […]

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Beware The Ides Of March

Oh my goodness… that’s today. AHHHHH!!!!! The Ides of March (March 15th) is famous as the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C. In the Roman calendar every month had an Ides! It was a basically day named to mark the middle of the month. It was the 15th day of the months […]

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Shakespeare Was Written By A Black Jewish Woman

“WHAAAAAAAAA!?!?” My thoughts exactly. This is yet another authorship theory that is floating around. If it’s a joke, someone had way too much time on their hands. But more likely is that someone else out there wants to be the one who “proved who REALLY wrote Shakespeare’s plays!” All the info is at Dark Lady […]

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Shakespeare Edumacation. Whoops!

I’ve been scouring the news online for anything with Shakespeare in it, lots of fun things show up. I often see articles about schools or groups that are making an effort to make learning Shakespeare a fun experience for students of all ages. Reading these warms my heart! One that I found made me chuckle. […]

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