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“Only that name remains. The cruelty and envy of the people,/…who have all forsook me, hath devoured the rest.”

Coriolanus Act Four, Part One By Dennis Abrams  —————————————————- Act Four:  Although the tribunes do nothing to hide their joy at Coriolanus’s departure, it isn’t long before rumors spread that the Volscians will take advantage of his absence and launch … Continue reading

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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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“It is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing.”

Macbeth Act Five, Part Three By Dennis Abrams ———————————– To conclude Stephen Booth’s look at Macbeth from King Lear, Macbeth, Indefinition, and Tragedy:  “I said earlier that an audience to Macbeth cannot keep itself within the category dictated by its own … Continue reading

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‘Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow/Creeps in this petty pace from day to day/To the last syllable of recorded time…”

Macbeth Act Five, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————— The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? The Merchant of Venice, … Continue reading

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“Out, damned spot; out, I say. . . . Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?”

Macbeth Act Five, Part One By Dennis Abrams —————————————— Act Five:  Back in Scotland, Lady Macbeth has been sleepwalking and raving about the various murders.  By the time Malcolm’s forces are marching on to Dunsinane, carrying branches from Birnam Wood … Continue reading

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“Double, double toil and trouble,/Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”

Macbeth Act Four, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————————– Why is Macbeth seemingly cursed?  Why do people in (and out) of the theater refer to it as “The Scottish Play?” It is, perhaps, inevitable that a tragedy that lends witchcraft … Continue reading

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“By the pricking of my thumbs,/Something wicked this way comes: –“

Macbeth Act Four, Part One By Dennis Abrams ———————– Act Four:  Desperate for information about the future, Macbeth visits the Witches.  He is warned about Macduff but also told that “none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth.” Hearing that Macduff has … Continue reading

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