Category Archives: Shakespeare

Poem a Day 2014: Shakespeare and the Power of Drama (#1)

Last night, I attended a graduate class at Boston College. We discussed King Lear, particularly in light of textual materiality and performance history. I woke up this morning to find out from the New York Times about a very special … Continue reading

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Culture Update 2/24/14: Academics, Coriolanus, and Capote

Some important articles and cultural considerations I’ve been mulling over for the past week or so: Kristof: Exhorting PhDs to Get Involved Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times wrote a column last week (“Professors, We Need You!”), carefully and … Continue reading

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A Poem a Day: National Poetry Month, a Bard’s Birthday, Literature in the Face of Tragedy

I’m not sure what I want to say, or whether there’s a need to say anything at all. I had been meaning to posts poems in honor of National Poetry Month, and have almost been delayed a month. I was … Continue reading

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Coriolanus

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a Shakespeare play which I didn’t know the end to. Having particularly neglected his less popular works, I decided to take a step in the right direction and read one of his … Continue reading

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An Open Mind

This piece is one month well over-do: I sat nervously at my computer at work. My eyes tore back and forth, feverishly reading the article. Nevermind that it wasn’t work related. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore. I read the … Continue reading

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“Unnatural Deeds Do Breed Unnatural Troubles”

In the proper Halloween spirit: When faced with something wonderfully complex and vivid and a bit too great to swallow, humans tend to simplify. I understand the impulse: We can only deal with things we can control, themes and stories … Continue reading

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