The Importance of Free Shakespeare

This weekend my son saw his second Shakespeare production. He is one year old. Despite my personal beliefs, I do not have some sort of miracle baby that can sit through a two-three hour production at the theatre. He loves to babble and smile at people and generally charm those around him. Adorable, but not... Continue Reading →

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Peek into Elizabethan Theatre

Occasionally, Shakespeare gives us a glimpse into what life was like in Elizabethan England. A Midsummer Night's Dream may offer a look into what the theatre was like during Shakespeare's time through the dysfunctional group of actors. The few short scenes that feature the actors show us the collaborative nature of the theatre from casting... Continue Reading →

Midsummer Night’s Dream Part 2

Everyone wakes up, the lovers all get married and a play is performed. Act IV, Scene 1 Titania and her fairies are doting on Bottom, who is taking full advantage of the situation. He asks to be scratched and then for the honey bag off of a bee (because that's not crazy hard) and then... Continue Reading →

Act I, Scene 1 Theseus, the Duke of Athens, prepares for his wedding to Hippolyta. He is thrilled to have won such a woman and commands the entire kingdom to celebrate. This is when Egeus drags in his daughter, Hermia. She has it in her head that she can marry the man she loves, Lysander,... Continue Reading →

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