Othello Part 3

Act IV, Scene 1Iago is trying to calm Othello down, who is absolutely certain that Desdemona and Cassio kissed. Iago doesn’t seem the harm in a kiss or even laying naked together if nothing happened. This, understandably enrages Othello. It’s hypocritical to give into temptation just enough to not actually sin. Iago tries a new... Continue Reading →

Othello Part 2

Act II, Scene 3Othello instructs Cassio to keep the watch. Cassio knows Iago already has instructions to do so. Othello leaves his men to it and takes Desdemona to bed. Iago comes up and tries to convince Cassio that they don’t have to start the watch just yet. Othello just wanted to shoo them off... Continue Reading →

Othello Part 1

Act I, Scene 1 Roderigo is quite perturbed to hear the news that Iago has. He can’t believe that Iago actually dislikes Othello. Iago reassures him by explaining that he was due for a promotion. In fact, he had three influential men trying to persuade Othello to promote him. Othello didn’t seem to care though... Continue Reading →

Troilus and Cressida Part 3

Act IV, Scene 3 Paris tells Troilus to go and say goodbye to Cressida. Troilus promises to deliver her to the Greeks, but he’s not happy about it. Paris feels sorry for his brother’s lost love. Act IV, Scene 4 There’s no way around it. Cressida has to go and the two lovers will be... Continue Reading →

Troilus and Cressida Part 2

Let's continue our work through Troilus & Cressida by covering Act 2, Scene 3 through Act 4, Scene 2

Troilus and Cressida Part 1

Act I, Prologue The Greeks have come to ransack Troy because Helen, Menalaus’s wife, is sleeping with Paris. Now the Greeks are camped outside of Troy and we are going to start in the middle of the war and cover the little bit that can be covered by a single play. Act I, Scene 1... Continue Reading →

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 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 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 →

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