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Wednesday Shakespeare: A Modern Girl

Wednesday Shakespeare: A Modern Girl

It can’t be denied that there are some powerful female characters in Shakespeare’s world to whom we might actually be able to relate. Let’s take Lady Macbeth for example. She’s that incredibly ambitious woman who we tend to admire because she’s able to get things done through the sheer force of her will alone. She’s also bitchy, controlling, and downright cruel, so while we may admire her type, it’s often best to stay as far away as possible. And then there’s Ophelia from Hamlet. She’s pure and

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Wednesday Shakespeare: A.K.A. Robin Goodfellow

Wednesday Shakespeare: A.K.A. Robin Goodfellow

Quite a few years ago one of my nieces lived in New York City up on 108th Street. There was a park close by that hosted Shakespeare productions during the summer. I was visiting with my kids and my sister-in-law one night when we decided to wander over for a walk after dinner. We found ourselves in the middle of a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and felt as though we had been transported into some kind of a magical world. If you don’t remember the how the plot of the play goes,

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Wednesday Shakespeare: Fool’s Truth

Wednesday Shakespeare: Fool’s Truth

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s major tragedies, considered by many to actually be his greatest. It features some big Game of Thrones level drama that truly has a little something for everyone in it. There’s family dysfunction, sibling rivalry, British history, major gore, and a mad king who has a penchant for taking off his clothes. It’s difficult to sum up the plot action of the play without getting carried away, but the basic storyline involves Lear wanting to divide up his kingdom among his

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Wednesday Shakespeare: Infinite Jest

Wednesday Shakespeare: Infinite Jest

For those of you who are familiar with Shakespeare’s Hamlet, you know exactly why there is a skull in the picture above, and you know exactly which character I’m writing about today. For those of you who did not read the play or were not necessarily fans of Hamlet’s histrionics, I’ll explain in just a few minutes. Many of Shakespeare’s tragedies deal with the concept of death, but none has a main character that ponders the subject quite as much as Hamlet does. The play opens with him having

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