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“Coriolanus did not love the people. But this does not mean that Coriolanus should be condemned. In that sentence there is in a nutshell the bitter drama of Renaissance humanism; of any humanism, in fact.”

Coriolanus Act Five, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————- From Jan Kott: “But Shakespeare’s world is crowded, and there are no empty spaces in it. There are just patricians, plebeians, and enemies of Rome. Coriolanus can only choose his place … 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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