90s Teen Movies and the Classics

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a few 1990s teen films that were based on classic works of literature!    This was a unique time in the history of teen movies since some of the most fun ones took direct inspiration from the classics.   In particular, I will be…

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Tempest Poem

For today’s post I have decided to share a poem I wrote a long while ago inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest!   I hope you will enjoy it. Tempest by Maranda Wabik Daughter of Prospero; destined magician. A witch of unknown power—but  One of admiration and the cause of wonderment. Caught in a storm, A…

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The Taming of the Shrew

Today I would like to discuss one of my favorite comedic plays by Shakespeare.    Now, I love Shakespeare in general, so it makes it difficult to choose favorites sometimes.    That being said, I have always ranked The Taming of the Shrew high on my list!    In particular with this post I will…

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Oberon: Faerie King

Happy Summer Solstice readers!    For today’s holiday post I have decided to take on the subject of Oberon!   In many tales there are faerie kings, as well as queens.   The name of a faerie king is most often Oberon, and this is likely based in older folk tales across Britain.   Most…

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Who Really Wrote the Plays and Poems of Shakespeare?

Have you ever heard the terms “Anti-Stratfordian” or “Oxfordian”?   Both of these terms refer to the belief held by a group of people that contend that there is evidence that the man from Stratford did not write the plays and poems attributed to him!   There are many people that could possibly be the…

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My Top Five Shakespeare Love Quotes

Number 5:’I would not wish any companion in the world but you’ (The Tempest – Act 3, Scene 1) ~This quote reminds us that friendship is important in romantic love!  Number 4:’Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love’ (Antony & Cleopatra – Act 3, Scene 5) ~I love this…

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My Top 10 Shakespearean Films

Number 10: Hamlet (1969) ~This version of Hamlet starred Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia, and is worth watching for that alone! Number 9: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (1996) ~This is the classic Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes version! Number 8: William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) ~Michelle Pfiffer made an awesome Titania in this…

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

Today I would like to focus on the Shakespeare comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.   As the winter is continuing to assault us I find myself itching for Spring and Summer, which got me thinking of one of my favorite plays!    The story of this play is well known through the western world.   …

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