Hamlet Part 3

Act IV, Scene 1 The King approaches Gertrude to figure out what happened when she spoke with Hamlet. Gertrude decides it would probably be best to tell the King about what happened without anyone else around, so she dismisses Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Once they’re gone, she tells the King that Hamlet, in his madness, stabbed … Continue reading Hamlet Part 3

Hamlet Part 2

Act II, Scene 2 (continued) Now it’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s turn to figure out just how crazy Hamlet really is. They really should conclude that he is of sound mind because what follows is a quick-witted exchange about a number of topics. First, they joke about Fortune and that she gets around quite a bit. … Continue reading Hamlet Part 2

Hamlet Part 1

Buckle up! It’s time for Shakespeare’s longest play. Grab some refreshments and get ready for a moody, broody, and maybe loony protagonist. Act I, Scene 1 Bernardo comes to relieve Francisco from his watch. Francisco is tired after his quiet watch and is ready for bed. Just as he leaves, Horatio and Marcellus come to … Continue reading Hamlet Part 1

Julius Caesar Part 3

Act IV, Scene 1 Octavius, Lepidus, and Antony are making a list of people marked for death. Lepidus agrees to kill his brother, but only if Antony agrees to kill his nephew. He does and then sends Lepidus off on some sort of errand. With Lepidus out of the way, Antony makes his real feelings … Continue reading Julius Caesar Part 3

Julius Caesar Part 2

Act II, Scene 1 Brutus calls for his servant, Lucius, who was sleeping soundly. Brutus wants a candle lit in his study, so Lucius runs off, leaving Brutus alone with his thoughts. Brutus acknowledges that he has no personal reason for killing Caesar. However, he worries what crowning Caesar will do to his nature. Great … Continue reading Julius Caesar Part 2

Julius Caesar Part 1

Act I, Scene 1 The Roman people are celebrating in the streets and resident party poopers Flavius and Marullus are quite perturbed. They stop a group of tradesmen and ask why they aren’t working. They question why the carpenter doesn’t have his leather apron and rule on hand. They turn to another tradesmen. He’s a … Continue reading Julius Caesar Part 1

Witches, Ghosts, and Murder Most Foul

The Best Shakespeare Scenes for Halloween Today’s the day, Halloween! It’s time for trick or treat and spooks and scares. What better way to celebrate than by reading some Shakespeare?! I know what you’re thinking “I have candy to eat. I don’t have time for Shakespeare.” Don’t be silly, of course you have time for … Continue reading Witches, Ghosts, and Murder Most Foul

Romeo & Juliet Part 3

Act IV, Scene 1 Paris sets up his wedding plans with Friar Laurence. The Friar is hesitant to move forward (with obvious reasons) asks about what Juliet thinks. Paris isn't worried about that. She definitely loves him, she's just too wound up in her own grief...over her cousin...who died yesterday. Silly girls. Juliet comes in … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet Part 3

Romeo & Juliet Part 2

Act III, Scene 1 Benvolio asks Mercutio if they can go home so they can avoid a fight with the Capulets. Mercutio scoffs at this request because Benvolio seems nervous about a fight and yet is always so willing to fight. The point is quickly made moot because the Capulets are on their way over. … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet Part 2

Romeo and Juliet Part 1

And now we dive into one of Shakespeare's lesser known plays... Prologue There are two families in Verona, where we lay our scene, that have been feuding for YEARS. But, two of the kids are about to fall in love and with their death end the conflict. That is what you are about to watch … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet Part 1