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

Titus Andronicus Act V

The exciting conclusion to a VERY bloody play. Prepare yourself for lots of death. Scene 1 Lucius sits outside of Rome poised to take it for himself. He received many letters from the people of Rome hate Saturninus. The Goths are apparently very fickle and have turned against Tamora, their former queen, to join with … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act V

Titus Andronicus Act IV

Scene 1 Young Lucius comes running through the courtyard being pursued by Lavinia. He is quite upset and begs his grandfather, Titus, to help him. Titus and Marcus explain that he has no reason to fear his Aunt. Lucius had been afraid that Lavinia's grief had turned her mad and honestly he was being chased … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act IV

Titus Andronicus Act III

This Act is real emotional so the summary probably won't be very funny...sorry. Scene 1 The judges, senators, and tribunes take Titus' sons to be executed. In a long speech, Titus begs for his sons' lives. He reminds them that he fought for Rome and their safety. He begs them to pity his tears. They … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act III

Titus Andronicus Act II

Everyone in this play might be evil, or at least a pretty terrible person. Scene 1 Aaron, the Moor, is bragging about his advancement in the world because of how "close" (wink, wink) he is to Tamora. Just then, Tamora's sons, Demetrius and Chiron, bust on to the scene, swords drawn and ready to fight. … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act II

Titus Andronicus Act I

Oh man...this is going to be a doozy... Scene 1 (a.k.a. The only scene in this Act) The emperor of Rome is dead. Saturninus and Bassianus, the former emperor's sons, think that they should be emperor now. Right when they are about to really fight about it, Marcus Andronicus pops up and explains that all … Continue reading Titus Andronicus Act I