Back to the Beginning

Just the other day, the Folger Shakespeare Library sent out a tweet asking how and when followers first found their love of Shakespeare. I eagerly wrote back because I not only could tell you exactly when I fell in love with Shakespeare, but I also am about to return to my first and favorite play, … Continue reading Back to the Beginning

Restarting…

So, if anyone is actually reading this, you may have noticed that I haven't posted in a little over a week. This is for a couple reasons: 1) I was sick and I'm a giant baby when I'm sick, so I didn't want to do anything. 2) I started rethinking my research process and blog … Continue reading Restarting…

Considering Format

I apologize for the delay in posting. I have spent a great deal of time reading and pondering. Not just pondering the words of Shakespeare, but how to post about the plays with enough detail and still keep on schedule. You see, I am doing a VERY thorough reading. I am looking up every word … Continue reading Considering Format

Joss Whedon is My Spirit Animal

I recently watched Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, and I loved it even more than I thought I would. And I knew I would love it a lot for a few key reasons. One, I love Joss Whedon and all of the actors he uses, so “bam!” great casting, directing, and adapting. Two, I … Continue reading Joss Whedon is My Spirit Animal

Fear Not, I have not Forgotten Thee

Good day my fellow Shakespeareans. I realize I have not posted for a few months. My life has been...well...uncertain as of late and I sacrificed blogging to cope. ANYWAY, just in time for the Holiday season I am preparing my comeback. I still plan on reading all of the plays in chronological order. I have … Continue reading Fear Not, I have not Forgotten Thee

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt

I’m going to have to check out this book! Good thing I was planning a Barnes & Noble Run Tonight

Wake County Libraries "Book a Day" Staff Pick

The great Jorge Luis Borges once said, “Magnification to the point of nothingness comes about or tends to come about in all cults.” And he goes on to say, “We see it, unequivocally, in the case of Shakespeare.”

Ben Jonson said that he loved William Shakespeare “on this side of Idolatry,” and over time the reverence for the man took on God-like proportions. Victor Hugo compared him to the ocean, the seedbed of all possible forms (!) and some have pointed out that Shakespeare uses more unique words than the King James Version of The Bible. Conclusion: Shakespeare has a better vocabulary than God does.

Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt, famous for being one of the founders of the literary theory known as New Historicism, has spent a great deal of his life studying the Bard, and Will in the World is his ambitious and well researched love letter to Shakespeare…

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We Haven’t Had a Hamlet Here in Years

We Haven’t Had a Hamlet Here in Years.   This is an interestingly and exceedingly well-written look into the many facets of the character Hamlet.

10 Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations

10 Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations.   What is Taste presents an interesting article about modern Shakespeare adaptations. Click through and add your thoughts to the discussion!

No More Excuses!

Alright, so I am officially a Master and as such can not use school work as an excuse for not posting. I am still trying to decide if it is better to post something (anything) regularly, or only post when I have something worthwhile to say... maybe I'll post on that life struggle another day... … Continue reading No More Excuses!

Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

The fact that the theater was packed for these events makes me so happy. Someday I want to see a Shakespeare play at the Globe and hopefully, I could see it in it's original pronunciation.