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“All yet seems well…”

All’s Well That Ends Well Act Five, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————– To conclude our examination of this most problematic of plays, All’s Well That Ends Well, I’d like to start with this from A.D. Nuttall’s Shakespeare The Thinker, … Continue reading

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“I’ll to the Tuscan wars and never bed her.”

All’s Well That Ends Well Act Two By Dennis Abrams Act Two:  The King agrees to Helen’s treatment and to her request that if she succeeds, he will guarantee her the husband of her choosing.  He rapidly improves under her … Continue reading

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“Othello’s tragedy is precisely that Iago should know him better than the Moor knows himself.”

Othello Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————————— First off – a few interesting points (or at least hopefully so): 1.  What prompted Shakespeare to write Othello?  One intriguing possibility is that the ambassador of the King of Barbary … Continue reading

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“Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.”

As You Like It Act Four By Dennis Abrams ————————————— Act Four:  Rosalind/Ganymede has convinced Orlando to take a more realistic view of love, but complicates things still further by taking on the personality of Rosalind while still dressed as … Continue reading

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“Marry, sir, they have committed false report, moreover they have spoken untruths, secondarily they are slanders, sixth and lastly they have belied a lady, thirdly they have verified unjust things, and to conclude, they are lying knaves.”

Much Ado About Nothing Act Five By Dennis Abrams ———————— Act Five:  Leonato and Antonio angrily confront Claudio and Don Pedro and accuse them of killing Hero, but they refuse to be drawn, and are much surprised when Benedick enters … Continue reading

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