31 Days, 31 Villains: #21, Don John

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This is another angry brother on the villains list – you saw him recently on my Worst Brothers list, here he is again! Oh Keanu Reeves…

The Villains so far:
#31 – Iachimo, Cymbeline
#30 – Saturninus, Titus Andronicus
#29 – Cloten, Cymbeline
#28, #27 – Chiron and Demetrius, Titus Andronicus
#26 – Caliban, The Tempest
#25 – Shylock, Merchant of Venice
#24 – Cassius, Julius Caesar
#23 – Proteus, Two Gentlemen of Verona
#22 – Duke Frederick, As You Like It

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Shakespeare’s Worst Brothers

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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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Shakespeare’s Best Brothers

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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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Shakespeare’s Open Questions: Benedick Left Out?

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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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