Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Life and Death of King John

Spoiler alert: King John dies. That fact, revealed in the title, leaves us just the where and when and how to wonder about (another spoiler alert: poisoned by a monk in an Abbey). Along the way, Shakespeare introduces several interesting … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

If I wait much longer to write about JC (duly noted initial coincidence) it will be the ides of January, and I need to pick up the pace. The play’s opening presciently foreshadows the impending troubles. Two tribunes, who shortly … Continue reading

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