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“And with a look so piteous in purport/As if he had been loosed out of hell/To speak of horrors, he comes before me.”

Hamlet Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————- How’s everybody doing on their reading?  Is the pace OK?  Too fast?  Too slow?  I read the first scene last night, will move on to the scene two tonight.  There’s a … Continue reading

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‘It was very powerful, very exciting to play. Like skipping on water.’

As You Like It An Actor’s Perspective By Dennis Abrams ——————————— We’ve looked at As You Like It from every conceivable angle.  Except for one.  In the book Shakespeare on Stage:  Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen Key Roles, actress Rebecca … Continue reading

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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”

As You Like It More Perspectives…Continued By Dennis Abrams ————————————— In my last post, we looked at Marjorie Garber’s perspective on As You Like It, ending with the first answer to the question:  “Why doesn’t Rosalind reveal her identity to … Continue reading

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“Last scene of all,/That ends this strange eventful history,/Is second childishness and mere oblivion,/Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”

As You Like It Another Perspectives By Dennis Abrams ————————— From Marjorie Garber: “The Forest of Arden, then, is a golden world, an Eden, an Arcady, and in some sense a tongue-in-cheek parody of all these.  But what is it … Continue reading

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“I can live no longer by thinking.”

As You Like It Act Five By Dennis Abrams ———————————- Act Five:  Touchstone, meanwhile, has decided to marry Audrey, and rejects William, her current suitor.  For his part, Oliver has fallen for Celia/Aliena, and agrees to marry her in front … 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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“But what talk we of fathers when there is such a man as Orlando?”

As You Like It Act Three By Dennis Abrams ————————– Act Three:  Orlando is pining away for love, leaving poems about Rosalind throughout the forest.  When Rosalind appears with one such poem, Celia teasingly reveals who the poet is; when … Continue reading

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