Teaching Shakespeare Overview

I recently went back to my old grade school. It was surreal going back to a place I had graduated from 15 years prior. It was even more surreal walking through the halls with a baby in my arms. All of the teachers were getting their classrooms ready. Assigning lockers and desks. Putting up motivational... Continue Reading →

Much Ado About Nothing Part 1

Act I, Scene 1 The Prince has sent a message to his good friend Leonato to inform him that he and his soldiers will be coming to stay for a while. Leonato is very pleased at this news, especially since the battle went well and the didn’t lose anyone important. He is eager to see... Continue Reading →

Libraries are Awesome.

Can we all just agree that libraries are awesome places? Even just the most basic concept is awesome. You go in, pick up a book, check it out, read it, and bring it back. No money spent (unless you return it late) and you have access to hundreds and thousands of books. Awesome, right? But,... Continue Reading →

It's not often that we get the opportunity to see an actor from Shakespeare's Globe in London here in Cincinnati, Ohio, but we had that opportunity today. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company invited Scott Brooksbank from the Globe to present interactive retellings of Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth. I was fortunate enough to attend one of the... Continue Reading →

Language and Intelligence in Love’s Labors Lost

Love's Labors Lost basks in the use and misuse of language by those deemed intellectuals and, to a lesser extent, those deemed unintelligent. At the heart of the play is an examination of the relationship between language and intelligence. By examining how the characters say what they say, along with the meaning, we can see... Continue Reading →

Starting Again…My Year of Shakespeare

Something interesting started happening recently. I started getting more views on my Facebook page and more follows on twitter. This is certainly not because I was posting new content. I don’t even want to talk about how long it had been since I posted even a single tweet. This makes me think that there is... Continue Reading →

Well Rounded Education

So, I was working on updating my resume today (yeah...that's right, job searching!) and I decided I should include some relevant coursework on my resume. Of course, I don't actually remember every class I've ever taken (education *fist pump*), so I had to go searching on my student page. It took a minute because my... Continue Reading →

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