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“You’ll Be Back”: History and Fiction

I have heard that George III has, in the UK, largely a positive reputation.  They know of his illness and madness, but by that point, the monarch was largely rendered irrelevant politically.  It was Parliament, not the king, that was … Continue reading

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Sweat at Cleveland Play House: A Quick Review

I just want to write a quick review of the play Sweat, which I saw at the Cleveland Play House last weekend. I had been looking forward to that show ever since this season was announced, and Sweat did not … Continue reading

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Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Troilus and Cressida, aka Shakespeare writes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

I wanted to write a review of The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Troilus and Cressida, one of Shakespeare’s rarely performed “problem plays”.  And yet, I have been struggling to write it.  Not because I didn’t like it (I did) but because … Continue reading

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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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Summer of the Shrew Part Deaux: Katherine’s Ironic Speech

The speech that Katherine gives at the end of The Taming of the Shrew has been the subject of much discussion.  Is this speech meant to be interpreted on face value, or is it ironic? Much of this is due … Continue reading

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Summer of the Sherw Part Deaux: Why Bianca Rebels At the End

I had been thinking about this ever since I saw The Taming of the Shrew. Much of the focus of Taming of the Shrew is on Katherine’s arc, from the shrew to the obedient wife.  My 7th grade English teacher … Continue reading

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Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Taming of the Shrew: Summer of the Shrew Part Deux

It wouldn’t be summer without the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor free theater.   This year they begin with Taming of the Shrew.  I wish they had done this last year, because I did a bit of The Summer of the … Continue reading

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