Category Archives: Drama

Thoughts on the Silliness of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors and the Pleasures of Seeing It Anyway

Back in grad school I was part of a short-lived Shakespeare reading group. Four or five of us met on weekend mornings to read all or part of a Shakespeare play. We started working through the plays in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Believe it or not, this review contains few true “spoilers.” I do provide many details from the play, and if you’re a purist who doesn’t want to know ANYTHING about the play before you read it, you should stay away … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Act I of The Merchant of Venice

The next play being “covered” by a contemporary author in the Hogarth Shakespeare series is The Merchant of Venice. Howard Jacobson’s adaptation, called Shylock is My Name, was released last week, and I’m looking forward to reading it soon. And … Continue reading

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That Time Shakespeare Woke Up One Morning and Invented Modern Narrative: Final Thoughts on The Winter’s Tale

I feel a little silly for wondering why Shakespeare titled this play The Winter’s Tale, especially since I used to devote a week or so in 10th-grade English to the way seasons are used metaphorically in poetry, including Shakespeare’s – … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Acts I and II of The Winter’s Tale

It occurred to me the other day that I can’t remember the last time I read a Shakespeare play that I had never read before. There’s one exception – I did read As You Like It for the first time … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shakespeare’s As You Like It (by Bethany)

The weekend before last, Jill and I took a quick trip to Tahoe to see As You Like It at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. I’ve attended this festival – which used to be called Shakespeare at Sand Harbor – … Continue reading

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Greetings from Carson City

Last night, Jill and I saw As You Like It at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor on Lake Tahoe’s eastern shore. The play was updated and set in the early 20th century, and I liked it quite … Continue reading

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