2020 Shakespeare

When I heard about Ian Doescher’s 2020 Shakespeare Project, I knew I would have to partake in the challenge. For any that don’t know, Doescher is the author of the pop Shakespeare series and has challenged himself to read through the Complete Works of Shakespeare in the year 2020. He has opened this project up... Continue Reading →

Decontructing the Tudor Myth

By usurping Richard III in 1485, Henry Tudor (now Henry VII) brought about the end of the Wars of the Roses, decades of turmoil for the English people. The Tudor Dynasty meant a long period of peace and prosperity for England...at least that is what they wanted us to believe. Unfortunately for the Tudors, Henry’s... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Henry IV, Part 1

It will surprise no one to know that Shakespeare took a fair amount of creative liberty when presenting the history of Henry IV's reign. He did this in part to create a more compelling story and in part to satisfy the Tudor propaganda that was extremely relevant to his ability to produce plays. First, he... Continue Reading →

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