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Shakespeare Studies: Titus Andronicus

by Glenn on October 16, 2016

“Human sacrifice. Gang rape. Mutilation. Ritual buchery. Mother–son cannibalism. Titus Andronicus delighted audiences of the 1590s, and the memory of its enormous popular success was still alive more than twenty years later, when Shakespeare’s contemporary, Ben Jonson, referred to it (…)

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The Shrew’s Commentators and 10 Things I Hate About You

by Glenn on September 21, 2016

As I read through the four commentators I consulted on The Taming of the Shrew, it occurred to me that this a strikingly modern play in that there is a main plot and subplot. (I compare this to, say, television, (…)

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Assignment 1 Shakespeare in Community

by Glenn on July 6, 2015

I am taking a course titled, “Shakespeare in Community.” It is a MOOC sponsored by Coursera. Assignment 1 comes from Act I, the Introduction to the course. This first assignment is to share something about the first words from one (…)

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