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Shakespeare Shopping List

‘Tis the season to be thinking about presents! I’ve fielded calls from a couple of parents and teachers searching for recommendations of Shakespeare resources and items for students or friends. In case you’re wondering, too, or have recommendations for ME, read on! Audio Shakespeare: I get a lot of questions during the school year from… Continue Reading »


Poetry by Women: 500 years of breaking the rules

~By Teri Cross Davis What role can poetry play in the everyday life? What role can poetry play with young people? Poetry lives and breathes at the Folger Shakespeare Library. On Monday, November 8th, best-selling Russian poet Vera Pavlova will read her work in Russian while her husband and translator Steven Seymour will read the… Continue Reading »


Baseball Fever: Shakespeare had it too.

Despite the sudden interest in World Cup Soccer right now, Major League Baseball  is in full swing (sorry) so here are a few Shakespearean tidbits: In the 1950s, the Canadian comedy team of Wayne and Shuster were regulars on the Ed Sullivan Show.  In 1958, they created a wonderful script called The Shakespearean Baseball Game for… Continue Reading »


We Need a Little Shakespeare

So ’tis the season to be jolly and maybe think about Shakespeare.  Here are a few tidbits for your holiday pleasure. LETTERS TO SANTA WRITTEN BY SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS At the end of act 2, scene 7, Shakespeare gave us a lovely song, “Blow, blow, thou winter wind” with the great line “”Heigh Ho, the Holly.”… Continue Reading »


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