Shakespeare: To Read or To Watch?

Shakespeare is studied by both scholars of literature as well as actors. So how exactly should we view his work? And is his work best experienced as a piece of literature or as a piece or theatre?  It seems a lot of people have strong feelings about this one way or the other. I’m going to give a non-answer, which…

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Much Ado About Nothing: Where Comedy and Tragedy Meet

just-call-me-your-darling: writernotwaiting: just-call-me-your-darling: writernotwaiting: findingthebard: writernotwaiting: findingthebard: writernotwaiting: findingthebard: What’s it about? We follow the ups and downs of two relationships over the course of a few days. People meddle with Relationship #1 to make it become a romantic relationships. Other people meddle with Relationship #2 to break up the romance. Both are successful…except not really. What’s it really about?…

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Much Ado About Nothing: Where Comedy and Tragedy Meet

writernotwaiting: findingthebard: writernotwaiting: findingthebard: What’s it about? We follow the ups and downs of two relationships over the course of a few days. People meddle with Relationship #1 to make it become a romantic relationships. Other people meddle with Relationship #2 to break up the romance. Both are successful…except not really. What’s it really about? Well…we follow the ups and…

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Much Ado About Nothing: Where Comedy and Tragedy Meet

writernotwaiting: findingthebard: What’s it about? We follow the ups and downs of two relationships over the course of a few days. People meddle with Relationship #1 to make it become a romantic relationships. Other people meddle with Relationship #2 to break up the romance. Both are successful…except not really. What’s it really about? Well…we follow the ups and downs of…

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Where to start with Shakespeare

With 38 plays (or 39, depending on what plays you count exactly) and well over 100 poems, it can be difficult to know where a good starting place is to explore the Bard’s work. I have not yet completed all of his work, so my thoughts on this may change by the end of the year, but I thought it…

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Why “how you quote Shakespeare without knowing it” articles drive me crazy

Here we are with post number 2 of Shakespeare week. With all the excitement about Shakespeare (which thrills me), I keep seeing articles and graphics with titles along the lines of “how you quote Shakespeare without even knowing it.”  Now, it’s a great idea. And I remember having a discussion along those lines when I began studying Shakespeare in ninth grade.…

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Favorite Shakespeare Plays (So Far)

Welcome to Shakespeare Week! Because I couldn’t participate in all the Shakespeare 400 anniversary hullabaloo leading up to his birthday/day he died, I have decided to have my own little celebration here on the blog for the week after the anniversary. There will be a new post here on Finding the Bard every day until next Monday. I am very excited…

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Much Ado About Nothing: Where Comedy and Tragedy Meet

What’s it about? We follow the ups and downs of two relationships over the course of a few days. People meddle with Relationship #1 to make it become a romantic relationships. Other people meddle with Relationship #2 to break up the romance. Both are successful…except not really. What’s it really about? Well…we follow the ups and downs of two relationships…

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Everything I need to know I learned from Shakespeare

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death. In thinking about how much Shakespeare means to me, I decided that the best way to celebrate his legacy in this special week would be to try and articulate what I have learned from him. 1) Nothing is simple. Being rich or powerful does not mean life is easy,…

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Favorite Shakespeare Films

Shakespeare is no stranger to the screen, any more than he is to the stage. There are so many film versions, it can be hard to sift through them. Some are simply recordings of stage productions, some take liberties with the text in cutting or amending lines, and so on. To help you wade through the countless options, and in…

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