Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

An Evening of Sex with the Shakespeare Society

The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust, Enjoy’d no sooner but despised straight, Past reason hunted, … Continue reading

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‘The Merchant of Venice’ Gets Very Serious in Public Theater Production

A truth must be told before a review can unfold: I have issues with The Merchant of Venice as a text. One might gasp at the mere thought of questioning the quality of a text by William Shakespeare, or even … Continue reading

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The Cost of Free Shakespeare

Summer in New York City brings a number of great traditions that citizens can always get excited for: The Museum Mile Festival, Gay Pride Week, and Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. However, one of the most famed traditions, which offers … Continue reading

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3-Minute Musical Hamlet

In light of recent news about Hamlet quartos becoming available online,  I decided to revisit the classic text. But it’s just so long. For those of you with short attention spans or an unshakable desire to turn everything into a … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Quartos Now Available Online

Early printed editions of Shakespeare’s plays are some of the most valuable literary possessions. Quartos, a cheap way of printing, were the first publications of Shakespeare’s plays, created during the early 17th century while the author was still living. The … Continue reading

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