Tag Archives: drama

Book Review: A Passage To India

A Passage To India, a play by Martin Sherman It should be noted that what I read and am reviewing here is a play that is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by E.M. Forster that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tempest

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare One of the questions this book asks that is worth exploring is the extent to which context matters when it comes to viewing the excellence of a play [1].  After all, the play is concerned … Continue reading

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Book Review: Measure For Measure

Measure For Measure, by William Shakespeare I have been reading a few of Shakespeare’s plays (all of which I have read before, some multiple times) in the Modern Library collection in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company [1], and it … Continue reading

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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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