Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Sean Bean! Rupert Grint! Shakespeare! Who could ask for more?

And now for something completely different… I know, two posts in one day? Inconceivable. But there are only 22 hours or so left to support this film, and I want this to happen so very badly. Here’s what I’m talking … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night (also known as “‘Back’ is such a relative term”)

I have no idea where this month has gone. Poof, even. It’s a good thing, in one way at least: Twelfth Night is coming! Well, it’s there now, at the Hartford Stage: Twelfth Night May 18 – June 16 By … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s As You Like It, edited by Demitra Papadinis

I received this as a LibraryThing Early Reader book, in exchange for an honest review. (Warning – pretty much all the language I generally avoid in reviews up to now shows up here, en masse.)(In fact …)       … Continue reading

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The winter isn’t quite so full of discontent, suddenly

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to follow the exciting Richard III news on Goodreads; heaven knows American news has been doing diddly all with it, so the Ricardians and Plantagenet fans online were where I learned about the … Continue reading

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The Lodger Shakespeare – Charles Nicholl, Simon Vance

I pounced on this because I enjoyed/admired/appreciated Charles Nicholl’s The Reckoning, about the murder of Christopher Marlowe, and because I was mad about Simon Vance’s reading of Dust and Shadow. Those two, plus Shakespeare, indicated an instant win. Well… mostly. … Continue reading

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Anonymous postscript

So, it’s been a little while. Last post was my review of a fairly bad movie, Anonymous. I expected some kind of reaction – but not what I got. I did not expect the childish name-calling and wrong-headed abusiveness that … Continue reading

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The most tragicall comedie or comicall tragedie of Anonymous

I’m a Stratfordian, which means that I have no doubt that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare: Occam’s Razor – there is no reason to question it. But I have to say, some time back there was a PBS presentation outlining the claim … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare: The World as Stage – Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is an old friend. His approach to history makes the standard tome all the more flat and dull by comparison – Bryson knows his stuff well enough to not only present it to an audience but to play … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night – Viola

VIOLA A lady, sir, though it was said she much resembled me, was yet of many accounted beautiful: but, though I could not with such estimable wonder overfar believe that, yet thus far I will boldly publish her; she bore … Continue reading

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Caliban’s Hour – Tad Williams

A long-held habit of multi-tasking is hard to break, so you’d think I’d listen to more audio books.  Effectively reading while doing chores – winner.  But I don’t.  The cost of audiobooks aside (though that’s a lot to put aside), … Continue reading

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