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“Abide with Me” Trip to England to the Hymn Sites “Abide with Me” Trip to England to the Hymn Sites

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Shakespeare’s and Alice in Wonderland Shakespeare’s and Alice in Wonderland

Have you seen the latest movie? Was Lewis Carroll influenced by William? Do some... 

Professor Parker’s New Book on Classic Hymns Professor Parker’s New Book on Classic Hymns

Abide With Me”: A Pictorial Journey Through Great British Hymns “Amazing... 

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Love

Social Shakespeare Social Shakespeare

Shakespeare's statue in Central Park NYC Can you imagine that Shakespeare can be... 

Romantic Italy and Movie “Letters to Juliet” Romantic Italy and Movie “Letters to Juliet”

Juliet's balcony in gentle VeronaCan you imagine a take-off on Romeo and Juliet akin... 

Romeo and Juliet and Getting Dumped Romeo and Juliet and Getting Dumped

If, like most people at some point,  you get dumped, or if you fall for somebody... 

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Family

Natural Plant Poisons in Shakespeare–Poison as Weapon and Symbol in the Tragedies

Wyeth's Wheel of Poisons “The potent poison quite o’ercrows my spirit”: Poison as Weapon and Symbol in Shakespeare’s Tragedies Most homicides in Shakespeare are committed with cutting weapons, particularly swords. These deaths are obvious and fairly predictable, often accompanied by the victim’s familiar announcement “O, I am slain!” But... [Read more of this review]

Is R and J about the Family Feud?

There have always been stories of the Hatfields and the McCoys of West Virignia and the Montagues and the Capulets of Verona. Maybe the gangs the Jets and the Bloods on the west side in New York City. Sound familiar? Almost any city and any country could be the subject of the Family Feud. Even the ancients such as Jacob and Esau faught in their within... [Read more of this review]

The Redgrave Family and Shakespeare

Natasha Richardson was a member of the legendary Redgrave family of actors and actresses noted for their performances of Shakespeare, including “King Lear.” At the close of the play, following the death of his his beloved daughter Cordelia, Lear speaks a eulogy that may also applied to Ms. Richardson: Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and... [Read more of this review]

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