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Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 2 (part 3)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Let’s see how Brutus and Cassius‘s Extremely Fraught Conversation is going…

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Mya Gosling: Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 2 (part 3)


Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 2 (part 2)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

When we last left our heroes, Caesar and the gang were off to watch men run around dressed in goat skins hitting people with whips, as you do on the Lupercalia, while Brutus and Cassius lingered behind. …

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Mya Gosling: Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 2 (part 2)

Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 2 (part 1)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

There are three super-famous quotes in Julius Caesar, and today’s installment of A Stick-Figure Julius Caesar features one of them. …

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Mya Gosling: Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 2 (part 1)

Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 1


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Let’s start Julius Caesar with a big old street party. …

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Mya Gosling: Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 1

Julius Caesar: Dramatis Personae


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Yes, it’s that time again… time to start another scene-by-scene journey through one of Shakespeare’s plays! This time we’re tackling Julius Caesar. As always, let’s get started with a good, old-fashioned who’s who. …

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Mya Gosling: Julius Caesar: Dramatis Personae

Crocodile Danedee


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

The bear in The Winter’s Tale gets all the glory, but there are actually many underrated animals in Shakespeare. Three of my favorites are in Hamlet: the beaver, the porpetine, and… the crocodile! …

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Mya Gosling: Crocodile Danedee

How “Measure for Measure” Should Have Ended


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Poor Isabella has SUCH a rough time, and is given such a rough time by everybody for prioritizing her religious convictions (i.e. not agreeing to sleep with Angelo) over the life of her brother. And then what happens at the end? The duke is all “EVERYTHING IS SETTLED, YOU’LL MARRY ME NOW, IT’S ALL GOOD”.

To be fair, he leaves the question marginally more open than that, but he is the DUKE, and it’s super-hard to say “no” to a Duke. Her response to his proposition is deafening silence, and how she actually reacts is up to interpretation. …

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Mya Gosling: Measure for Measure alternative ending

Shakespearean Vocabulary, part 5


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Shakespearean words don’t necessarily mean what you think they mean. …

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Mya Gosling: Shakespearean Vocabulary, part 5

How “Much Ado About Nothing” Should Have Ended


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Sweet, let me see your face. I am your husband, if you like of me.” …

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Mya Gosling: How “Much Ado About Nothing” Should Have Ended

Murderers Anonymous (part 2)


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Let’s check back in with everyone’s least-favorite support group…

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Mya Gosling: Murderers Anonymous (part 2)