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Category Archives: shakespeare

Much Ado About Something

My first play back after my mini-hiatus was Much ado about Nothing.   The story is about two couples.  The first couple are both cynical and witty.  They are not in love.  The second couple are head over heals in … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dreams

I read this before Aaron was born, but I forgot to write about it.  It is about a bunch of fairies in the woods.  Fairies apparently have cupid’s arrows that can make you fall in love with the next person … Continue reading

June 20, 2010 shakespeare

Henry IV Part II

I just finished up Henry IV Part II. Which is mostly about Henry V. This play follows a similar structure as Part I. There are scenes of war seriousness, interwoven with scenes of Falstaff’s slap-stick-off-the-wall-hilarity. Part I comes to an … Continue reading

May 9, 2010 shakespeare

Pleasure and Poison

I just finished reading Henry IV Part 1.  This play is basically two plots intertwined.  One involves the King of England (Henry V) trying to quell a rebellious uprising in Scotland.  The second involves his Kennedyesque son associating with badass … Continue reading

May 4, 2010 shakespeare

Merchant of Venison

This play is a story about a sad guy Antonio who lends his buddy Bassanio some money on credit, so he can go court a chick named Portia. His creditor (Shylock) stipulates that if he can’t pay back the loot, … Continue reading

March 17, 2010 shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor

This play is about a guy who comes to town broke.  He sends two identical love letters to two ladies who are already married!  To get back at him, they spin an elaborate web by leading him on.  The one husband … Continue reading

March 15, 2010 shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost

This was an odd one.  When I gave Shona the recap, she was like uh, but why? So the story goes, a King and his entourage decide to go a year focused on their studies, with no chasing women (breaking their oath … Continue reading

March 3, 2010 General, shakespeare

All's Well that Ends Well.

I had a great time this weekend at the Peace Officer curling bonspiel.  Our team didn’t have the most experience but we did win one match.  The TSN Turning point was in the first match, we had the hammer and … Continue reading

February 22, 2010 curling, General, shakespeare

Precious 2009

I was saying that the play Pericles could have used a better ending involving him falling victim to the same incestuous fate as his antagonist Antiochus. After watching the film Precious, I take that back.  This poor under aged girl was raped … Continue reading

General, movie, shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida

This was the toughest play to read yet. Half of the play is about the love story of Troilus and Cressida. The second half of the play is about the bigass battle going on between Troy and Greece. You would … Continue reading

February 12, 2010 General, review, shakespeare