Shakespeare 2020

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

This week we continued with the Second Part of Henry the VI. At the time this was written it was actually the first of two parts, instead of the middle installment. I cannot disagree with the scholars who claim the first part is the weaker of the plays. The second part definitely felt much stronger.… Continue reading “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

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