Shakespeare Saturday: Julius Caesar

Originally posted on Shakespeare for absolute beginners:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves. This is one of the several Roman plays Shakespeare wrote, and although it is an independent work in all essentials, it does loosely connect to his later play Anthony and Cleopatra. Julius Caesar is the axial…


And so it begins – Stratford and the visit that got me started. The weather was bad, and this place was dreadful, but the RSC across the river was just as great view as I had hoped it would be. Like any good tourist, I snapped my photos and mady my exist filled with dizzying … More Beginning

Why Shakespeare?

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. I went to Stratford-upon-Avon the other day, and I hated it. Words touristy and theme park come to mind. There was the Iago’s Barbershop, of course, and the Bard’s Barbers, as well as an Alice shop, a Peter Rabbit shop, a let’s-see-how-Hogwardy-we-can-make-it-without-getting-sued shop, dozens … More Why Shakespeare?