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“We look back at Shakespeare and regret our absence from him because it seems an absence from reality.”

Conclusion to The Play’s The Thing Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————- Honestly, I can’t believe it’s over. For two and half years, We’ve been reading and talking and thinking about Shakespeare. And to help bring this to a close, … Continue reading

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“Only a little let him fall before me,/That I may tell my soul, he shall not have her.”

The Two Noble Kinsmen Act Three By Dennis Abrams Act Three: Separated from the royal party while out celebrating May Day, Arcite is suddenly confronted by Palamon. The two argue over Emilia once again, before agreeing to fight a duel … Continue reading

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“Than I will trust a sickly appetite/That loathes even as it longs.”

The Two Noble Kinsmen Act One By Dennis Abrams MAJOR CHARACTERS Prologue and Epilogue Palamon and Arcite, cousins (the two “noble kinsmen”), both nephews of King Creon. Theseus, Duke of Athens Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, later Theseus’s wife Emilia, … Continue reading

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“…the rest is silence.”

Hamlet Act Five, Part Five By Dennis Abrams ———————————- And here we are…at the end of Hamlet.  Not that it ever ends, really.  As Bloom says, “His play of some four thousand lines is Shakespeare’s longest and yet is not … Continue reading

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‘It was very powerful, very exciting to play. Like skipping on water.’

As You Like It An Actor’s Perspective By Dennis Abrams ——————————— We’ve looked at As You Like It from every conceivable angle.  Except for one.  In the book Shakespeare on Stage:  Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen Key Roles, actress Rebecca … Continue reading

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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”

As You Like It More Perspectives…Continued By Dennis Abrams ————————————— In my last post, we looked at Marjorie Garber’s perspective on As You Like It, ending with the first answer to the question:  “Why doesn’t Rosalind reveal her identity to … Continue reading

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“Last scene of all,/That ends this strange eventful history,/Is second childishness and mere oblivion,/Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”

As You Like It Another Perspectives By Dennis Abrams ————————— From Marjorie Garber: “The Forest of Arden, then, is a golden world, an Eden, an Arcady, and in some sense a tongue-in-cheek parody of all these.  But what is it … Continue reading

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