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400 Years After Shakespeare’s Death

On April 23rd, 1616, it is believed that William Shakespeare passed away. While we don’t have records of his death, we do have records of his funeral which occurred two days later on April 25th, 1616. At the age of … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: Shakespeare Home Decor

To continue with our celebration of The Swan of Avon, I’ve found some really cool items to turn your ordinary, 21st century home into a Shakespeare extravaganza. It’s not quiet like The Globe, but hey, what in life is like … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: Wearable Shakespeare

It’s no secret – I’m a fan of Shakespeare. And April is a special month for Shakespeare fans. April 23rd, 1616 is the day Shakespeare passed away. His final resting place is Stratford-Upon-Avon in the United Kingdom. Instead of mourning … Continue reading

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In Which Amanda Riggle and Lauren Sumabat Geek-Out over Richard III

Benedict Cumberbatch and Judi Dench have been cast in an upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Co-blogger Lauren Sumabat and I could hardly contain our excitement about the upcoming production and we’ve decided to share our conversation about why we … Continue reading

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Kickstarter.Com is Weird, or An All Pug Production of Hamlet

Many of you may be familiar with Kickstarter.Com after a person’s project for potato salad went a little out of control, and by out of control I mean above it’s goal of $10 and is currently at $55,492. Now Kickstarter.Com … Continue reading

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Close Reading Can Enhance Your Writing

This isn’t the first post I’ve written asserting that reading can lead to being a better writer, but today I want to explore a specific reading technique called close reading and how these skills can translate into strong writing skills. … Continue reading

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Hamlet Vs. The Lion King

I think most people are familiar with the idea that The Lion King, beloved Disney cartoon, is a modern, animal-kingdom-based version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. There are quite a few parallels between the two. For example, Hamlet is the story of … Continue reading

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Hamlet Across the Globe

One of Shakespeare’s most celebrated and performed plays, Hamlet, is coming to a theater near you–performed by the Globe Theatre actors. This is the first world tour of Hamlet in the history of the play. On April 23, 2014, the … Continue reading

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