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Reviewsday: Hag-Seed

Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed: A Novel is a wonderful concept, more-than-ably written. It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, woven around a prison production of, well, Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  Hag-Seed is one of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which famous modern novelists write … Continue reading

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My Favorite Shakespeare Books

I read a hundred or more books every year (give or take; see this post), and in addition to a few Shakespeare plays every year, I also love to read books about Shakespeare and related subjects. So what are my … Continue reading

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Why I Read @HarperCollins #hc200 #WhyIRead

To know what otherwise I would not know,* To go where otherwise I may not go; To feel, to learn, to grow, to see, Become what otherwise I could not be; Remember, reminisce, repent, Restore a bit of what I’ve … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Empire Striketh Back

A guest post by writer, teacher, and speakerSue Schlesman. She blogs at http://www.susanwalleyschlesman.com and http://www.7prayersthatwork.com. I just read The Empire Striketh Back, Star Wars Part the Fifth, and I loved it! Star Wars readeth well, my Padouin learners.

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The Bard and the Bible: Book of the Year

Shakespeare and the Bible have both garnered lavish praise and numerous awards over the years (“greatest writer in the English language,” “best-selling book of all time,” etc.). But last week added one more accolade.

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Reviewsday: Shakespeare (The Invention of the Human)

745 pages. I am a Shakespeare nut. I am also a Harold Bloom fan. But 745 pages? That is the length of Bloom’s indispensable work, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Its breadth and depth, however, are immeasurable.

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How I Read So Much

I am asked often, “How do you read so much?” These days, I read more than 100 books a year (including at least a half-dozen or so of Shakespeare’s plays). And I don’t read nearly as much as I want to. I’m … Continue reading

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