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Every Night Is Now Trivia Night

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:42:37 +0000

I think that, as a general rule, if you know more about Shakespeare than the average person, chances are that’s also true of a broad number of categories.  You’re likely to be good at general knowledge stuff.  Which also, if you’re like me, means that people want you for their trivia team.  I always hope … Continue reading Every Night Is Now Trivia Night

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How To Get A Complete Stranger Fired With Shakespeare

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:12:45 +0000

Names have been changed to protect the innocent. I’ve often spoken of how, once people meet and get to know me, Shakespeare is in their lives forever.  Months or years later, regardless of how often I might see them, I’ve now got that connection. So I’ll get Facebook messages or texts with links to something … Continue reading How To Get A Complete Stranger Fired With Shakespeare

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Shakespeare Storm Quiz

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:07:36 +0000

If I scheduled it properly and my software behaved, you should be reading this while I’m sitting up in New England under about a foot of snow. How often does Shakespeare make a storm of some sort a major plot point? The Tempest, duh. Twelfth Night needs to deposit Viola in Illyria to get started, … Continue reading Shakespeare Storm Quiz

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Unseen Scenes

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:48:27 +0000

For reasons too complicated to mention I was fast forwarding through King Lear with the kids last night, jumping to the ending.  I knew it wouldn’t really capture their attention the way I hoped, and I’d have to explain 90% context, but I’m ok with that :). Which gave me an idea, as I explained … Continue reading Unseen Scenes

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Not So Great Shakespearean Deaths (The Game)

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:44:14 +0000

When I put the Great Shakespearean Deaths Card Game on my Shakespeare Gift Guide this year, I jokingly put it in the “Stuff I Want” category.  Well god bless my mom who saw that post and thought, “Hurray, my son published his Christmas list!” and immediately bought it for me. Apparently it’s quite a popular choice this … Continue reading Not So Great Shakespearean Deaths (The Game)

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Most Popular Shakespeare Geek Merch for 2017

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:41:24 +0000

When started making Shakespeare geek merchandise as part of Amazon’s merchandise program back in April of this year I had no idea how it would go. I’m no graphic designer.  At best I had the strength and popularity of one particular quote I thought might do well.  So I started throwing anything I could think … Continue reading Most Popular Shakespeare Geek Merch for 2017

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As You Can Take It Or Leave It

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:47:28 +0000

Whenever we discuss Shakespeare’s best or greatest play, some folks will make the case for As You Like It.  Just yesterday on Facebook, in response to yesterday’s “The One Play” thread, one reader suggested that it is “at least as good as Hamlet.” I don’t get it. I don’t think it’s a bad play, necessarily.  But … Continue reading As You Can Take It Or Leave It

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The One Shakespeare Play Everyone Should See Before They Die, According to Experts

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:09:13 +0000

If you think you know what I’m going to say, I bet you’re wrong… …because I have no idea how to answer that question.  I just get a kick out of that thing that happens in our brains that makes us compelled to click on subjects like that. So let’s flip it. You, my local … Continue reading The One Shakespeare Play Everyone Should See Before They Die, According to Experts

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HBO’s Gunpowder : Did I Call This One, Or What?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:59:27 +0000

This summer when we got “Will” on the TNT basic cable network for 10 episodes, I said: We watch a man’s intestines pulled out.  Another has what I believe was some sort of hot poker shoved down his throat.  Great, we get it, we live in a world where to go against the crown is … Continue reading HBO’s Gunpowder : Did I Call This One, Or What?

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They Say He Made A Good End

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:23:48 +0000

Kit Marlowe got a great death – stabbed in the eye during a bar fight?  Faked his own death because he was a spy for the crown? Shakespeare, on the other hand, likely got a really bad cold.  Maybe it was after a night of heavy drinking when his friends carried him home, maybe not. … Continue reading They Say He Made A Good End

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