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How Shakespeare Changed My Life : RIP Earle Hyman

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:33:51 +0000

You may have already heard, but Earle Hyman, perhaps most known to modern audiences as the grandfather on The Cosby Show, passed away this weekend. But did you know, other than the occasional Shakespeare skit on that show (for which, we point to Bardfilm), that Mr. Hyman was in fact an accomplished Shakespearean actor?  Here he … Continue reading How Shakespeare Changed My Life : RIP Earle Hyman

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Hello, New Friend!

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:21:21 +0000

A few weeks ago one of the senior managers at work told me, in casual converastion, “We just hired somebody you’re going to like. He’s got Shakespeare on his resume.  First time I think I’ve seen that.” “Cool,” I reply.  “What roles? What company?” “I didn’t ask,” manager says, laughing.  “I was more interested in … Continue reading Hello, New Friend!

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Pirates at Play

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:35:14 +0000

This isn’t really much of a Shakespeare story but I’ve been starved for content lately. This weekend my family was on a mini-vacation and saw a sort of travelling Pirates museum, sponsored by National Geographic, about the wreck of the Whydah.  As you might expect, I spent the time looking for Shakespeare references!  But alas, the … Continue reading Pirates at Play

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Happy Halloween! Or, How Could They Not Get This?

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:45:44 +0000

For years I’ve thought about dressing as Shakespeare for Halloween.  I knew that the key would be letting my beard grow out so that I could shave it into Shakespeare’s iconic shape.  I wouldn’t want to do something attached or painted on. This year I decided to go for it. I’ve never been especially interested … Continue reading Happy Halloween! Or, How Could They Not Get This?

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Tae Kwon Ado About Nothing

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:27:51 +0000

A few years back I wrote about Decorating Your Life with Shakespeare.  I’ve never been the kind of outgoing personality that will walk up to somebody and make conversation (or even introduce myself).  But if I’m a walking billboard for Shakespeare, and people want to start the conversation by asking me something?  Then they’ll have … Continue reading Tae Kwon Ado About Nothing

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You Only Get One Shot

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:13:59 +0000

For some reason on the ride in to work today I was thinking about Sir Derek Jacobi.  That’s not even a “the reason is not important,” that’s “No, seriously, I honestly can’t remember.”  I do remember thinking, if I had the chance to interview the man, what would I even say? I hate that fake, … Continue reading You Only Get One Shot

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From This Is Us to King Lear

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:25:10 +0000

Breaking!  This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia has sold a “modern Latino King Lear” to FOX pictures.  It’s called Cordelia, and it… …is a modern re-telling of the King Lear story set to the back drop of a strong Cuban family and the three sisters running the scene in Miami. Told through the eyes of … Continue reading From This Is Us to King Lear

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And I Loved Her That She Did Not Pity Them

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:07:15 +0000

Bear with me for a moment. I have a very vivid memory of studying Othello in high school, some thirty plus years ago, and getting to this pretty famous passage, where Othello explains how he won Desdemona’s heart: My story being done, She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: She swore, in … Continue reading And I Loved Her That She Did Not Pity Them

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Why Some Scholars Hate Romeo and Juliet

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:30:54 +0000

or, What Play Can You Just Not Even? Our pal Bardfilm is mad as hell, and he’s not gonna take it anymore! He is so over Romeo and Juliet, that he’s decided no more productions for him. It has been plumbed to its depths, we have wrung all possible angles and meaning from it, it … Continue reading Why Some Scholars Hate Romeo and Juliet

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Not By Shakespeare : An Empty Barrel Makes The Most Noise

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:30:29 +0000

Last week there was a bit of nonsense in the news when some politician called another politician and “empty barrel” making the most noise.  I do know the names of all parties involved, but we’re not here for the politics so why get into it?  The comment probably would have gone unnoticed, like so many … Continue reading Not By Shakespeare : An Empty Barrel Makes The Most Noise

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