The New Globe Theatre!

A version of Shakespeare’s 16th Century Globe Theatre in London as a 21st Century New Globe Theatre In New York. Sounds awesome! I just found out about The New Globe today and I’m really excited. BUT! It’s just an idea at the moment and the idea needs more support. I won’t usually promote things like […]

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Antithesis: Playing With Opposites

To be or not to be… You’ve heard it so many times that you may have forgotten to listen to the significance of these words. In these six words Shakespeare gives us two complete opposites: existing and not existing. This use of a word (or sentence) being placed against another to form a balanced contrast […]

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Now showing: “The Bard Files”

Unfortunately it’s not a new Shakespeare based mystery TV show that I’m making – not yet at least. If you’d like to see that, please click the “Donate” button in the sidebar and contribute several thousand dollars. It was worth a shot, right? “The Bard Files” is a new section of posts I’m adding to […]

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How Many Plays Did Shakespeare Write?

Shakespeare most likely wrote more plays than you think; some that aren’t included in your Complete Works of William Shakespeare. There isn’t a lot of original writings that have survived from Elizabethan England and dramatic literature is no exception. Some of Shakespeare’s works were published in Quartos during his lifetime, about 18. Later on in […]

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WOTD: Giglot

It sounds like a laughing little pig. It’s a nice image, isn’t it? giglot IPA Pronunciation: (n.) harlot, strumpet, wanton ESCALUS Away with those giglots too, and with the other confederate companion! – Measure for Measure (V.i) (adj.) whorish, fickle, giddy QUEEN The famed Cassibelan, who was once at point– O giglot fortune!–to master Caesar’s […]

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Green Eggs and Hamlet

I found this online and it made me smile. I ask to be, or not to be. That is the question, I ask of me. This sullied life, it makes me shudder. My uncle’s boffing dear, sweet mother. Would I, could I, take my life? Could I, should I, end this strife? Should I jump […]

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WOTD: Wot

Wot! What? Wot’s on second. I know not is on third. wot (v.) IPA Pronunciation: learn, know, be told DEMETRIUS But, my good lord, I wot not by what power, But by some power it is,–my love to Hermia, Melted as the snow, – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (IV.i) I wot not what I ought […]

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Review: The Essential Shakespeare Handbook

by Leslie Dunton-Downer and Alan Riding When DK named their Shakespeare Guide Essential Shakespeare Handbook, they weren’t kidding: it’s definitely a handbook. It’s also about Shakespeare, and I think it’s essential! It’s about the size of any other handbook. Small enough to fit into a backpack, messenger bag, or suitcase easily; large enough to read […]

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