Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 4)

2017/03/24

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

OK, let’s wrap up this balcony scene once and for all! …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 4)

Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 3)

2017/03/22

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Time for some more sweet, sweet balcony action! …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 3)

Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 2)

2017/03/17

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

OK, now it’s balcony time. Finally.

Technically, there is no balcony mentioned in the play, just a window. However, from a theatrical standpoint I think we can all agree that balconies are WAY more dramatic than windows. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 2)

Ides of March

2017/03/15

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Caesar! Beware the idea of math!” …

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Mya Gosling: Ides of March

The (FAKE NEWS) Ides of March

2017/03/14

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Tomorrow is the Ides of March! BEWARE!

…or, you know, don’t. …

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Mya Gosling: The FAKE NEWS Ides of March

Romeo and Juliet: Act 2, Scene 1 (part 1)

2017/03/10

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Romeo decides to engage in some casual late-night breaking and entering. …

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Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Prologue

2017/03/09

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

OK, remember last week when I said we’d be doing the balcony scene today? Well, I totally forgot about this second, much less famous prologue. …

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Ian Rankin’s Career

2017/03/08

(The Independent) – Andy Martin:

That crime fiction is no longer seen as inferior to ‘literature’ is in part thanks to Rebus, Ian Rankin’s stoic Scots detective, now in his 21st novel and loved by millions. Good job the author didn’t become an accountant …

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Romeo and Juliet: Act 1, Scene 4 (part 3)

2017/03/03

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

A lot is always made of the fact that Romeo and Juliet‘s first conversation takes the form of a shared English sonnet (i.e. with the rhyming scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG). Arguably, this shows that they’re soulmates and have an instant connection of hearts and minds… or possibly that they’re just really good at ad-libbing in sonnet form. Either way, it’s kinda cool. …

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 1, Scene 4 (part 3)

Romeo and Juliet: Act 1, Scene 4 (part 2)

2017/03/01

(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

When we last left our hero (and by “hero” I mean “Romeo”), he was about to crash the Capulets dinner party with his buddy Mercutio. Let’s see how that goes…

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Mya Gosling: Romeo and Juliet: Act 1, Scene 4 (part 2)