Classic Remarks: Is Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew misogynistic? Should we continue to stage it?

Because I don’t believe Shakespeare to be a true misogynist, I am reluctant to call his play misogynistic...

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Classic Remarks 3: Is “Romeo and Juliet” a tragic love story or ironic comedy?

Is Romeo and Juliet a tragic love story or an ironic comedy? Should we take the play seriously when its protagonists are so young? Having not the time to read the play again and do the sort of long, hard analysis I used to struggle over in college, I beg you to accept my quick … Continue reading Classic Remarks 3: Is “Romeo and Juliet” a tragic love story or ironic comedy?

Fare thee well! But I shall continue to be random.

'Tis finished. I...I confess I did not expect it to occur in such an obtuse, precipitous manner. But I've simply no more to say. My hope in starting a blog was that I might find that I had something worthwhile, something of real value, to add to the Internet. And perhaps, at first, I had. … Continue reading Fare thee well! But I shall continue to be random.

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code”

Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code” Written By: Gareth Roberts Originally Aired: 7 April 2007 Synopsis: “The Doctor takes Martha back in time to Elizabethan England where they meet William Shakespeare and try to solve what sent the architect of the Globe Theatre to the madhouse.” (Wikipedia) A fun, beautiful-looking episode, very similar to Episode 1.03 … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code”

Book Meme Day 27: The Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending

To spoil, or not to spoil, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler on the blog to make known The most outrageous secrets of a book, Or to write vaguely about an author’s ciphers, And by saying naught preserve them? Not to spoil, I think. Why should I rob you of the joy of discovery … Continue reading Book Meme Day 27: The Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending