Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s Measure for Measure: Trim, but Lacking Spice

  Here is my review of ASP’s production of Measure for Measure. I’m glad someone local has tackled this play, and there are many things to admire here. But while there are no glaring flaws, I must admit I was … Continue reading

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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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“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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