Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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On This Day: October 25, 1415: “We Few, We Happy Few.”

Happy 601st Anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt Today is the feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, cobblers by trade (and patron saints thereof, although Vatican II nixed them from the calendar), fierce warriors of their faith, martyred in … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

I’ve been on the move. Out in LA for 6 days, staying first with Alex and Chrisanne, and then checking into the Hotel California with my mother and two sisters. There was no pink champagne on ice, and we were … Continue reading

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“A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.”

In the current climate in the United States, which … you honestly have to be here to get the full effect of … the time is ripe for a wandering doom-predicting soothsayer, and whispering cabals of frightened men, and rumors … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— I have a new nephew. His name sounds like he stepped out of a medieval illuminated manuscript telling tales of ancient Irish warrior-kings. (County Mayo repreSENTS.) I can’t wait to meet him. Everyone’s doing great. — Just finished A … Continue reading

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2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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35 Random Facts About Me

Yes, a meme. And yes, I have posted it before. And yes, it now reminds me of Welcome to Me. I would choose 35 different facts if I started it up today. But there are some pretty funny stories here. … Continue reading

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The Books: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing; “Temptation: Prospero, the Wizard of Oz, Mephisto & Co.; Who waves the wand, pulls the strings, or signs the Devil’s book?”, by Margaret Atwood

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing, a … Continue reading

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Interpreting Lady Macbeth: Sarah Siddons vs. Ellen Terry

A re-post for Ellen Terry’s birthday, which was yesterday. Ellen Terry Michael Holroyd’s A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families tells the story of 19th century theatre-manager Henry Irving, and his … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— Picking up my “Chronological Shakespeare” reading project, which I’ve done once before, years ago. It’s so fun, time-consuming but well worth it. Currently reading Merry Wives of Windsor which feels completely ridiculous as well as an enormous sigh of … Continue reading

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