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stephen-evans's picture
Feb.22.2009
My plays have points, purposes for which I write, meanings I hope to convey. Possibly clever, possibly profound, possibly worth the effort to discern.  Possibly not. Nevertheless, they point. Shakespeare's plays are pointless; they are beyond point. They are not text. They are theater. They are in...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Jan.23.2009
I've spent too many hours revising. I admit it. I'm in "the zone". I am for all intents and purposes presently on hiatus in 19th century New Zealand. That part's not so bad. Temporary breaks with reality can be a good thing, so long as you don't get too carried away. Right? Anyway,...
matthew-biberman's picture
Jan.17.2009
This semester I am using Charles Nicholl’s recent book The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street as the centerpiece of my upper level Shakespeare class.  Pivoting off of preserved documents generated around a 1612 legal dispute concerning an unpaid dowery, Nicholl presents a portrait of...
t-f's picture
Dec.30.2008
I'm the first one to admit I'm not very into new year resolutions. I am far more interested in listing what I'm glad happened in the year that's soon to be passed. Now I've slightly changed. I made a new year resolution when 2007 turned 08, and now, I have a day to complete it. People usually make...
stephen-evans's picture
Dec.04.2008
Following the seemingly interminable and generally overwrought discussion of who wrote Shakespeare's plays, the answer can now be revealed. After thirty-some years of intense study of the plays (I have even read most of them), it is clear to me that they must have been written by an actor. And...
hally-mcgehean's picture
Nov.21.2008
There are few things I want that I do not think are feasible. The things that can't be - the things that shouldn't be - are bigotry, hatred and the squashing of the human spirit by organized religion. To love, age and circumstance are nothing.  I have cared for men 15 years older and 15 years...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.18.2008
Perhaps, in four hundred years, it will be me.  ******************************* LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. collector will donate rare early editions of Shakespeare's plays to London's Globe Theater, which specializes in performing the bard's works. John Wolfson has pledged his library of 450 early...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Nov.13.2008
To be honest, I had barely read a blog before I got ready to start blogging myself. I was perhaps a bit suspicious of the medium. It’s true that ever since I was a child, with my first Hello, Kitty journal, I could not keep a diary without imagining a future reader. In fairness to the vanity of my...
matthew-biberman's picture
Nov.09.2008
The astrologer Simon Forman went to the Globe on Saturday April 10th, 1611 and later wrote about it in his diary.  Although it is tempting to paste in the entire account, I am going to drop it in in snippets in order to highlight my thoughts about its implications. Forman begins: “ther was to be...
stephen-evans's picture
Nov.07.2008
In a letter to his brothers, Keats expressed admiration for what he called Negative Capabilty: "I had not a dispute but a disquisition with Dilke, on various subjects; several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially...