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“The isle is full of noises,/Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.”

The Tempest Act Three, Part One By Dennis Abrams ——————————- Act Three:  Prospero has enslaved Ferdinand and made him carry logs, but the young man does so willingly in order to serve his beloved, Miranda.  Secretly watched by Prospero, the … Continue reading

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“Shakespeare, in this, the last play completely from his hand, is inventing science fiction.”

The Tempest Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams —————————— An interesting take from A.D. Nuttall: “In the television series Star Trek Captain Kirk of the starship Enterprise says ‘Are you feeling emotion, Mr. Spock?’ Spock, as his ears show, … Continue reading

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“But what the world is cannot be said in a sentence. Or even in a poem as complete and beautiful as ‘The Tempest.’”

The Tempest An Introduction By Dennis Abrams ——————————– The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most cherished works.  Yet, at the same, it can seem his most abstruse, and even at time unfathomable. It recounts the story of an exiled Italian … Continue reading

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“…Must like a whore unpack my heart with words…”

Hamlet Act Two, Part Five By Dennis Abrams —————————————— I was up for awhile last night, continuing my reading of James Shapiro’s A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare.  It’s a highly enjoyable book, that combines in a way … Continue reading

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