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Happy 450th, Will!

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The Madness of Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth, Gabriel von Max (1885) Lady Macbeth’s mad midnight wanderings are certainly one of the more  enduring images of Macbeth, but, to me, they also evoke its biggest question.  What drives Lady Macbeth mad?  It is obvious from early … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Standard

Several interesting tidbits from The Shakespeare Standard: Hulu premieres Shakespeare-inspired TV series, 15-minute Romeo and Juliet, and LEGO Shakespeare.  

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What (I thought) I know about Macbeth, or, I am an idiot.

I have several areas I want to address regarding Macbeth, so I’m going to do a series of shorter posts instead of one giant post wall. They will go up over the next week or so as I have them … Continue reading

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A Performance of Macbeth

I was intending to discuss this play in depth and then move on to a review of the DVD, but this performance was so damn good I need to talk about it NOW.  The recording I am talking about is … Continue reading

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Evolution

When I began writing this blog, I think I intended it to be sort of a celebration of all things Shakespeare.  Really, the primary reason I started it was that I wanted to talk about Coriolanus (the play itself), but not necessarily … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

I was going to come and post some exaggerated excuse about my Internet going down (which it did, but not for long enough to make that much of a difference), but I am trying to be honest here.  I am just having … Continue reading

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