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Shakespeare’s Game of Thrones: Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Performs Macbeth

One of the greatest points of pride in my life is that I have never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.  And I never will.  (Well above my limits of violence.)  But I do not need to wonder … Continue reading

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The Very Truth and Nature of Ambivalance: My Thoughts on Romeo and Juliet

On an earlier post commemorating the birthday (really the day of his baptism) of Shakespeare, I commented that “I hate Romeo and Juliet just as much as the next person.” A commenter asked me, “How you can you hate Romeo … Continue reading

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Is Hamlet a Failed Play?

I just read a collection of literary criticism about the character of Hamlet.  By far the most intriguing piece of criticism was from TS Eliot. TS Eliot argues that Hamlet is a failed play.  He argues that Shakespeare wanted to … Continue reading

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