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Book Review: Cymbeline

Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen Cymbeline is a late Shakespearean play that has not been particularly popular among critics, although it features an appealing lead female role in Innogen (often misspelled as Imogen) and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pericles

Pericles, by William Shakespeare, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen Pericles is one of the most obscure of Shakespreare’s plays, not least because it was (likely) written in collaboration with George Wilkins who was a vastly inferior playwright.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tragedy Of Morn

The Tragedy Of Morn, by Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov was both a very expansive writer and one who had a few themes that he liked to tackle in his writing over and over again [1].  He is someone whose writing … Continue reading

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Book Review: W;t

W;t:  A Play, by Margaret Edson This particular play won the Pulitzer Prize, and though I seldom read much in terms of contemporary drama [1], it is pretty easy to see why this play won that prize despite being (somehow) … Continue reading

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Book Review: The School For Scandal

The School For Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan The restoration drama of the reign of Charles II of England, of which this play is one of the more notable representatives, has gotten a bad reputation for its cynicism.  Intriguingly enough, … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Classics Of British Literature: Part 1

Great Courses:  Classics Of British Literature:  Part 1, by John Sutherland One of the more intriguing issues in dealing with this particular course is the way that the author refers to his course as a look at classics in English … Continue reading

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Why U No Finish: The Far River

The Far River, by Barbara Wood [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Ingram Publisher Services.] I was unable to finish this book due to technical problems relating to hard drive failure and the fact that the book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Make-Believe Real

Making Make-Believe Real:  Politics As Theater In Shakespeare’s Time, by Gary Wills Mostly being familiar with Gary Wills’ flagrant misunderstanding of the American experience and its key texts in order to support an illegitimate progressive worldview [1], it was interesting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare Saved My Life

Shakespeare Saved My Life:  Ten Years In Solitary With The Bard:  A Memoir, by Laura Bates This is an unconventional and particularly complicated memoir.  Although in terms of its length it is not a particularly demanding read at slightly over … Continue reading

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Book Review: Becoming Shakespeare

Becoming Shakespeare:  The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned A Provincial Playwright Into The Bard, by Jack Lynch This book is an interesting piece of history, in that it presupposes the life and writing career of Shakespeare [1] and looks at the … Continue reading

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