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If Timon is timeless, it is because it is always timely. The brilliance of the play is the way in which its self-serving and hypocritical flatterers resemble those of every economic and social era”

Timon of Athens An Introduction By Dennis Abrams ——- It’s a story as old as money itself:  the fable of the big-spending man who uses, then loses all of his wealth – and with it, his wits and everything he … Continue reading

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“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below,/Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

Hamlet Act Three, Part Six By Dennis Abrams ——————————— I’m going to conclude our look at Act Three’s The Mousetrap” scene and aftermath, with an excerpt from Garber.  If you’re interested in reading John Dover Wilson’s exhaustive (and close to … Continue reading

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“The strings, my lord, are false.”

Julius Caesar Act Four By Dennis Abrams —————————— Act Four:  Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus have assumed the leadership of Rome.  Meanwhile, Antony and Cassius combine their forces at Sardis, but the two men quarrel when Brutus accuses Cassius of … Continue reading

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“I’ll so offend to make offense a skill,/Redeeming time when men think least I will.”

Henry IV, Part One Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams —————– Before returning to Tony Tanner’s examination of the first three scenes of Act One, a little more background on Falstaff.  In the earliest versions of 1 Henry IV, … Continue reading

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