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Musical Version of Bottom's Dream

15 December 2017

"Bottom Dreamed a Dream." Pyramus! Unproduced Off-Broadway Musical.Most years, I write a song that will help students review the material in my Shakespeare course.Past hits include...

Shakespeare in Calvin and Hobbes

21 November 2017

Watterson, Bill. "Blecchhh." The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. 3 vols. Vol. 3: 1992-1995.  Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2005. 6 March 1994. 308.With everything that's...

Shakespeare in passing in The Avengers

28 September 2017

The Avengers. Dir. Joss Whedon. Perf. Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Hemsworth. 2012. Blu-Ray.  Walt Disney Video, 2012.Sometimes, it's...

Book Note: Too Too Solid Flesh

4 September 2017

O'Donohoe, Nick. Too Too Solid Flesh. Seattle, Wizards of the Coast, 1989. This is another of the books that I tackled so that you can run far away from it into the end zone.I kept...