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Ave atque Vale!

To all the participants in Shakespeare in the Spring,I’ve never been fond of goodbyes, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. My most heartfelt thanks to all of you who participated in Shakespeare in the Spring this year, whether you joined one call o… Continue reading

21. July 2010 by Arrian
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Link to Discussion of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Dear friends, We had a magical discussion of Twelfth Night last night to conclude Shakespeare in the Spring’s inaugural odyssey. You may listen to the discussion by downloading the .mp3 file: I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did! All… Continue reading

21. July 2010 by Arrian
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The King Lear with the Happy Ending

Dear friends, During our discussion of King Lear, I mentioned that for more than 150 years beginning in 1681 English theatergoers experienced a very different version of King Lear, one with a “happy ending” supplied by one Nahum Tate. In this vers… Continue reading

15. July 2010 by Arrian
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Discussion Questions for Twelfth Night on Tue, July 20

Dear friends,The shakespeare@readingodyssey.org address is temporarily down, so I have sent a copy of this post to everyone through eventbrite.com, which you used to register for Shakespeare in the Spring.Our next and final discussion will take pl… Continue reading

08. July 2010 by Arrian
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Discussion of King Lear

Dear Friends, We had a GREAT discussion of King Lear tonight. To everyone who called in: thanks for all of your wonderful observations and probing questions. To those of you who couldn’t be on the call: I hope you have a chance to listen to and en… Continue reading

16. June 2010 by Arrian
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Discussion Questions for King Lear

Dear Friends, I look forward to our discussion of King Lear, which will commence in just a little while. I thought I would post the discussion questions on this blog, in case anyone wants to refer to them in the future. If you’re like me, you know… Continue reading

16. June 2010 by Arrian
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Shakespeare in the Spring Podcast – May 2010 – Hamlet

Thank you all for an illuminating discussion of Hamlet tonight. I feel like we touched on a number of important issues: Hamlet’s “madness,” his problematic relationship with his mother, his equally problematic relationship with Ophelia, the “play … Continue reading

19. May 2010 by Arrian
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Discussion questions for Hamlet

Dear Friends, I thought I would publish the discussion questions for our May 18 discussion of Hamlet so you can refer back to them someday… Rich ***** DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. THE MOUSE-TRAP. If Hamlet were a college student, he would probably ha… Continue reading

17. May 2010 by Arrian
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Shakespeare Hamlet Act 1 Discussion (Audio)

Dear Friends, Thank you for a great call tonight! It was great getting to know everyone, and I really enjoyed our discussion of Act 1 of Hamlet. I am totally fascinated by Act 1, Scene 1, and I look forward to discussing how the rest of the play b… Continue reading

21. April 2010 by Arrian
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Reader and listener be – Hamlet on the iPad

The Reading Odyssey’s “Shakespeare in the Spring” program combines 21st century technology with Shakespeare’s early 17th century masterpiece. How? Richard Johnston, Harvard postdoc, who is the moderator for the 2010 section of “Shakespeare in the … Continue reading

20. April 2010 by Arrian
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