My Blog Posts on Shakespeare


Shakespeare:



2017:


Peter Hall, 1930-2017
Literature as a Strengthener of Character: "The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare" by Emma Smith
A Society of Abatement: “Year of the Fat Knight - The Falstaff Diaries” by Antony Sher
Chiastic Rhetorical Devices: “Shakespeare's Symmetries: The Mirrored Structure of Action in the Plays” by James E. Ryan
The Wars of Academia: "Shakespeare’s Modern Collaborators” by Lukas Erne
Weird Ideas: "Falstaff: Give Me Life” by Harold Bloom
Popcorn Shakespeare: "The Hollow Crown I - Richard II" by Rupert Goold, Starring Ben Whishaw


2016:


"Poetry Anthology" by Corpos Editora
Die Verfremdungseffekt: "All that Outer Space Allows" by Ian Sales
Monotony is anti-Shakespeare: "Hag-Seed - The Tempest Retold" by Margaret Atwood
Small Latin and Smaller Greek: “AKA Shakespeare - A Scientific Approach to the Authorship Question” by Peter Sturrock
Move-Without-Moving-Feet Trick: "Shakespeare's Globe on Screen Twelfth Night" Play Review
Lear and Cordelia on a Pedestal: "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, Gregory Doran, Antony Sher
Shakespeare Downheartedness:"The Meaning of Shakespeare" by Harold C. Goddard (2 volumes)
Articulated Shakespeare: "Shakespeare After All" by Marjorie Garbe
Baixo Contínuo Music: "A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare Without the Boring Bits" by Peter Ackroyd
Shakespeare Meets Star Trek TNG: "The Annotated Shakespeare" by A. L. Rowse
The Immortal Bard: "Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare" by Isaac Asimov
Enter the Ghost in his Nightgown: "Hamlet After Q1 - An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text" by Zachary Lesser
Shakespeare in Hopscotch Mode: "Cimbelino" by William Shakespeare, António Pires (Stage Director), Teatro do Bairro, and Act for All School
Shakespeare on Film and Stage: "Richard III" by Rupert Goold at the Almeida Theatre
My Memory, my Soul and my Quantum Entanglement: 500th Post
Debauchery in the City: "Measure For Measure" by William Shakespeare
Lear as a Trump-like Figure: "King Lear" by William Shakespeare
The War of the Sexes: "Othello" by William Shakespeare
Old vs. New Testament in Shakespeare: "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare
Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Will in the World – How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare” by Stephen Greenblatt
Evil and Hell: "A Performance of Macbeth" by Trevor Nunn, Philip Casson
Oh My God! It’s That Man Again!: "The Hollow Crown II - Richard III"
Making Shakespeare Intelligible to Modern Audiences: "Essential Shakespeare" by Pamela Bickley, Jenny Stevens
Double-Entendres by the Shedful: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
400th Anniversary (1616-2016): "The Matrix Meets A Midummer Night's Dream" by Myselfie
I’ve Been Rabbit-holing and I Just Came Out On the Other Side a Changed Man: “The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography” by Lois Potter and J. Paul Guimont (narrator)
How Not to Introduce a Non-introductory Topic to the Uninitiated (what a mouthful...): "Shakespeare - A Very Short Introduction" by Germaine Greer
A Good Year for Shakespeare but an Awful One for England: “1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear” by James Shapiro
World Poetry Day 2016, March the 21st: "Rub: Predicament"
Erhabene Poesie: "A Borboleta Vermelha" by Helena de Sousa
Henry and Katherine: "Henry V" by William Shakespeare, A. L. Rowse
I do, I will: "Henry IV - Part 1, Part2" by William Shakespeare, A. L. Rowse
Beckettian Theatre: "O Relógio" by Flor na Boca Projectos
Married to the Gangster: "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, A. L. Rowse
"Non-Macbeth" by Justin Kurzel
The Burden of Being King: "The Hollow Crown" by Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre, and Thea Sharrock




2015:


The Madness of Lust: "Cleopatra"
Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, and I: "The Rub of Death, the Rub of Love"
Shakespeare and I: "Shakespeare's Bastardization"
Shakespeare and I: "Shakespeare's Language"
Shakespeare and I: "A Haiku Poem"
Shakespeare and I: "Love's Prick"
Killing Frenzy: "Richard III" by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom
Shakespeare vs Computer Science: "Can a Computer Write a Sonnet?"
The Sweet Swan of Avon: "Shakespeare Beyond Doubt - Evidence, Argument, Controversy" by Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells
Richard Through Several Doppelgängers: "Richard III" by William Shakespeare, Tónan Quito
To Adapt or not to Adapt Shakespeare, That is the Question: "Cinematic Shakespeare" by Michael A Anderegg
Going Through the Numbers: Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"
Using Ngram Viewer to track popularity of Shakespeare vs his plays and Word Hoard to take verb and modal verb counts of 7 plays
Hail All Things Medieval: "Shakespeare's Ghosts"
Super Moon: Lunar Eclipse 28.10.2015
To Sonnetate or not to Sonnetate, that is the Question: "Os Sonetos de Shakespeare" by William Shakespeare and Vasco Graça Moura
Infant, Schoolboy, Lover, Soldier, Justice, Pantaloon, and Oblivion: “Soul of the Age” by Jonathan Bate
Shakespeare and I: "Laudate Dominum"
The Englishness of English Literature: “English Literature” by Jonathan Bate
"Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries" by Kathryn M. Moncrief (Editor), Kathryn R. McPherson (Editor), Sarah Enloe (Editor)
Camoens vs Shakespeare: "Retratos de Camões" by Vasco Graça Moura
Owning Shakespeare: "Shakespeare - An Introduction (Ideas in Profile)" by Paul Edmondson
The World is a Page: "Shakesperare as Literary Dramatist" by Lukas Erne
No Redemption for First Folio Thieves: "The Shakespeare Thefts" by Eric Rasmussen
A Man’s Obsession with First Folios: “Collecting Shakespeare - The Story of Henry and Emily Folger" by Stephen H. Grant
I think there is more barbarism in eating man alive than to feed upon them being dead: "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, Robert Langbaum
The Things and the Nothings: "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Sylvan Barnet, David L. Stevenson
Life-is-Shakespeare: "William Shakespeare - A Textual Companion" by Stanley Wells, Gary Taylor (NB: not a review; just scattered impressions on the concept of sources)
The Play of Plays: "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen


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