In this video, I count down Shakespeare’s Five Worst Brothers! From attempted murder to murder and psychological torture, see what “brotherly love” means to the Bard. The cruel, cruel Bard.
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I had Mother’s Day to talk about Moms and Father’s Day to talk about Dads. But what about the most contentious familial relation found in Shakespeare – Are there any good brothers out there? I’ve found five, and here they are! And, just because there’s such rich variety to choose from on the other side of things, look out for Monday’s episode, where I will be counting down Shakespeare’s top five WORST brothers. Lots of competition, see if you can guess who will be on there!
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In “Much Ado About Nothing,” Don John crafts a lie about Hero, the fiancee of Claudio. Claudio and Don Pedro (John’s brother) bear witness to the lie and believe it as truth until they are proven wrong. Benedick, however, narrowly misses out on being part of this whole villainous plan. Why, and what does it mean for his character?
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In this (video filmed when I was in Stratford! why deprive you of the wondrous view of my erstwhile hotel room?) I discuss the gloriously bizarre play “Fortinbras” by Lee Blessing. Enjoy!
Here’s a link to find the play: Fortinbras
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Today, I discuss Shakespeare’s weird verbs that end in “eth” and “est”. When do we use these weird endings, exactly? Find out here!
And as promised, a link to info about the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, which does over a dozen wonderful shows a year in a four-theater complex in the adorable town of Stratford, Ontario:
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