My Blog Posts on Shakespeare




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 MyselfieI’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



Writing Derring-do: “Would you be interested in writing something based on a picture?” Yes: “Onlookers and Witnesses” is the answer
Shakespeare and I: “Why Does Romeo Sometimes Gets Such a Bad Rep
Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, and I: The Rub of Death, the Rub of LoveShakespeare and I: “Shakespeare’s Bastardization
Shakespeare and I: “Shakespeare’s Language
Shakespeare and I: “Shakespeare’s Fathers, Friars, Fiancées and Foundlings
Shakespeare and I: “A Haiku Poem
Shakespeare and I: “What do the Bard, The Police, and Emily Brönte have in common?
Shakespeare and I: “Is A Midsummer Night’s Dream an exercise and display in machismo?
Shakespeare and I: “Love’s Prick
Killing Frenzy: “Richard III by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Harold BloomShakespeare 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
Poetry memorization (NOT!): “The Memory Palace – Learn Anything and Everything (Starting With Shakespeare and Dickens)” by Lewis Smile
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
Shakespeare, Great Actors and the English Language: “Great Shakespeare Actors” by Stanley Wells

The Physics of the Impossible: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom

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)Teenage Proclivity for Conjugation: “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, J.A. Bryant Jr.

The Play of Plays: “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen