Shakespeare 2020

“For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy.”

For so long I lived under the impression that I did not enjoy Shakespeare's histories as much as the comedies. Henry VI Part 3 cured me of that mistaken belief. Honestly this play has everything that would make a movie a hit in movie theaters today: war, betrayal, murder, lust. It has it all. And… Continue reading “For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy.”

I know I'm a Nerd, Television

CJ Reacts: Sherlock and Doctor Who at SDCC

This is the time of year when I become very jealous of all the nerds who are fortunate enough to be attending San Diego Comic Con. I got just a taste of the Comic Con experience when I traveled to NYCC last year, and attending SDCC at least once is a bucket list item for… Continue reading CJ Reacts: Sherlock and Doctor Who at SDCC

Anglophilia, Books, Movies

A Little Love for Shakespeare

I love that National Theatre Live broadcasts productions all across the world. It’s a great way to see brilliant British theatre productions when you’re stuck stateside, like me (I'm still lamenting the fact that I can't be in London in December to see David Tennant as Richard II). Last summer I saw Frankenstein, starring Benedict… Continue reading A Little Love for Shakespeare