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“…from face to foot/He was a thing of blood, whose every motion/Was timed with dying cries.”

Coriolanus Act Two, Part One By Dennis Abrams Act Two:  At the Senate, the tribunes are thoroughly dissecting Martius’s many personal flaws, when Virgilia announces his triumphant return from war.  Coriolanus enters the city to an enormous hero’s welcome, horrifying … Continue reading

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“Things without all remedy / Should be without regard – what’s done is done.”

Macbeth Act Three, Part Three By Dennis Abrams —————————————————- A friend of mine recently recommended I read Stephen Booth’s King Lear, Macbeth, Indefinition and Tragedy.  And while Booth is, in some ways, more academic than I usually care for (or … Continue reading

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“I am in blood/Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,/Returning were as tedious as go o’er.”

Macbeth Act Three By Dennis Abrams —————————- Act Three:  Although Banquo has doubts about his friend Macbeth’s role in recent events, he agrees to celebrate the coronation at a banquet. But Macbeth wants Banquo dead, and arranges for assassins to … Continue reading

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“Grief fills the room up of my absent child, /Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,/Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,/Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form;/Then have I reason to be fond of grief.”

King John Act Four By Dennis Abrams —————————– Act Four:  Back in England, Hubert visits the cell where Arthur is being held, but, ultimately, cannot bring himself to use red hot irons to burn out young Arthur’s eyes.  At court, … Continue reading

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