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hank-quense's picture
Oct.23.2012
My new novel, Falstaff's Big Gamble is having a giveaway on Books, Books and More Books.  You have only a week to enter.  You can't win if you don't enter.   To enter, follow this link and you'll see the giveaway entry box. http://dream-reader-dreamer2229.blogspot.com/2012/10/...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.10.2012
This type of presentation has been a while coming - well, it's already here. Not just a play but access to much else. See famous renditions by acclaimed actors. Have the references of Shakespeare's own time explained. I find all this interesting. I also wonder how an embedded contemporary novel...
hank-quense's picture
Sep.01.2012
Falstaff’s Big Gamble is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare.  It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them in Gundarland.  There, Hamlet becomes a dwarf and Othello a dark elf.If that isn't bad enough, these two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff,...
sherry-parnell's picture
Aug.29.2012
Children wearing new clothes and carrying bright backpacks stand huddled waiting for the yellow buses that now dot the roads.  A collective sigh can be heard from all the mothers who now have a few hours of quiet.  Yes, school is back.  Sharpened pencils, crammed notebooks and...
warren-adler's picture
Aug.14.2012
  Like every author on the planet, I’ve spent endless hours mulling over creating titles for my work. One strives, of course, to be both memorable and honestly descriptive of the content. There are also marketing aspects to be considered. The marquee value cannot be neglected since the book...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Aug.03.2012
The scene opens in a large public marketplace. Dozens of people mill about, visiting tents filled with food and merchandise. People gesture in greeting to friends and loved ones. Others bicker animatedly over the price of goods.  Into the scene walk two figures, Mittonmnius and Royal Anne,...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Aug.03.2012
The scene opens in a large public marketplace. Dozens of people mill about, visiting tents filled with food and merchandise. People gesture in greeting to friends and loved ones. Others bidker animatedly over the price of goods.  Into the scene walk two figures, Mittonmnius and Royal Anne,...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.24.2012
Shakespeare wrote of history. He wrote of the muddle of kings. He was a man of the people. He was a creature of the court. He literally belonged to "The King's Men". So, did he unwisely parse a few lines too closely to the throne (and person) of Elizabeth I? * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Was...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.23.2012
  July 23   QUICK------SAND!!!     “Don’t ask me how deep the quicksand is,” said my sponsor, “it’s your job to get out of it, not to quantify it.” “I’m not sure how to get out.  Will you come and get me?” I ask her. “No, Darling.  If I get in we will both be down for...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.08.2012
Many a long year ago, I had to teach a Shakespeare play to classes of Grade Ten. It was - my friends - a chore. The Bard, on the page as he was, was of no great interest to these bubbling teens. Perhaps, had I had a stage and professional thespians upon it, I might have fared better. From this...