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19 Plays in 59 Days

I’ve been away from the blog, but that doesn’t mean I stopped thinking about Shakespeare. I’ve basically got a year of thinking to fill you in on. One big undertaking in 2010 was my Summer Shakespeare extravaganza. I made sure to see as many...

A Sort of Homecoming

How quickly time passes when there’s lots to do. How quickly I lost track of how long it had been since last updating here. Well dear readers, I’m still alive. Yesterday Duane the Shakespeare Geek sent me a message about a post JM wrote about my extended...

38 Plays in 38 Days

I got an email a few days ago about an insane and equally exciting challenge: To read Shakespeare’s 38 plays (yes, counting Two Noble Kinsmen) in 38 consecutive days! Does that sound like something you might like to try? Check out http://www.shicho.net/38/ for...

In Mother Country Text Acts You!

Have you ever heard anyone say that when acting Shakespeare, the text acts you, the text does the work for you, or something along those lines? I’m willing to bet you have. But what does it mean that the text acts you? How does it do that? Doesn’t one...

The Eloquent Shakespeare

A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue by Gary Logan Have you ever read one on Shakespeare’s works and not known how to pronounce a word? (If not, are you human?) Where do you normally turn? Most regular...