Prince of Sorrows Review

Prince of Sorrows by D.K Marley, author of Blood and Ink, provides a unique perspective in this adaptation of Hamlet. Marley took on quite the challenge when she chose to adapt such a well-know play. There will hardly be a reader who doesn’t already know the story. She faced that challenge head-on and did a … Continue reading Prince of Sorrows Review

Exploring Teaching Objectives: Shakespeare Isn’t Scary!

I personally feel that the most important teaching objective of my program will be the idea that Shakespeare is something that does not have to be scary. It is undeniable that Shakespeare was a genius, but does he have to be put on this pedestal? Yes and no. Yes, Shakespeare should be respected as one … Continue reading Exploring Teaching Objectives: Shakespeare Isn’t Scary!

Sign Language Shakespeare

  This is a young woman performing a speech from Romeo and Juliet for a show done in American Sign Language. I think both Sign Language and Shakespeare are important to kids, so this is an interesting blending of the two.

Is there a loser and a winner in Shakespeare adaptation?

I finished briefly scanning a book titled Shakespeare Translated by H.R. Coursen. I only read the introduction and conclusion because I needed general statements and the majority of book analyzes specific examples, which for my purposes was not helpful. Anyway, he argues in the book that attempting to adapt Shakespeare into a more modern context, … Continue reading Is there a loser and a winner in Shakespeare adaptation?