By Alex Mika It’s been two weeks since Valentine’s Day appeared on our tear-away calendars, and as the pink dust settles and the flowers start to wilt, you may be wondering, “What did I get myself into?” You may even begin to think that the comedy of errors that is your love life is something… More Shakespearean Sonnet Shenanigans
(If you’ve never seen Shrek (2001) or read Shakespeare’s play Richard III, let me warn you: Spoilers lie ahead! If you have seen Shrek, welcome to my conspiracy theory.) This theory started when I was taking an Introduction to Shakespeare course last year, and one of the assignments was to read Richard III, and watch… More Was “Shrek”s Lord Farquaad based on Shakespeare’s “Richard III?”
When reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, it may be difficult to understand why it’s such an insult that Mr. Darcy refuses to dance with Elizabeth. Or it may not seem like a big deal for Lydia to run off with a soldier, or it may be confusing when Mrs. Bennet gets mad at… More Putting Shakespeare in the Schoolyard: Celebrating movie adaptations
I’m the kind of person that doesn’t really have a favorite author or a favorite book because that status is always changing. That being said, my current flavor of the month is Ian Doescher, an only recently published author, known for his bestselling debut novel, “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” It’s pretty… More Writer Crush Wednesday – Ian Doescher
Each verse gets worse– a last-ditch effort to disseminate some quality teen angst before Valentine’s Month is over: I want you to draw me like one of your French girls But I am nobody’s little weasel. They say bread is life. And I bake bread, bread, bread. And I sweat and shovel… More *—Top 10 Romantic Movie Lines for an Awful Poem—*
What is there not to get? I often hear the expressions I don’t like poetry/I’m not a fan of poems /I don’t care much for poetry from English majors, and people who consider themselves fans of literature (blasphemy to my ears). It is seldom, or actually never the case where I hear someone say they… More I don’t “get” Poetry.