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Reviewsday: A New Season of Upstart Crow Begins

Having thoroughly enjoyed the debut season of the BBC Two comedy series, Upstart Crow (which I blogged about here), I couldn’t wait for Season 2 to begin, which it did just two weeks ago–and I wasn’t disappointed. Advertisements

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Reviewsday: BBC’s Troilus and Cressida (1981)

Shakespeare can be boring. There, I said it. Most of his plays–even the darkest ones–include exciting bits, funny bits, and charming bits. Troilus and Cressida, not so much. 

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Reviewsday: Upstart Crow

I approached the first season of the new BBC Two television series, Upstart Crow, with fear and trepidation. Sure, I love everything Shakespeare. But a period-piece sitcom with the Bard as the main character seemed as likely to enrage me as … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Hollow Crown’s Henry VI Part 2

The Hollow Crown: Henry VI Part 2, the second episode in the second season of the outstanding Hollow Crown series, actually followed the events depicted in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 3. If that sounds confusing, it is just the beginning. 

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Reviewsday: Hollow Crown’s Henry VI Part 1

“Wow! What an ending!” Those were my words at the conclusion of Hollow Crown: Henry VI Part 1, the first episode in the second season of the outstanding Hollow Crown series.  But more on that anon.

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