A Small Smattering of Shakespeare

The rest of the internet celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday a few days ago, but I had been told that Shakespeare was born on April 26. Apparently, the exact day of Shakespeare’s birth is unknown, but the day of his christening–April 26–is. So, I choose to mark the Bard’s birthday today, but really, any day is goodContinue reading “A Small Smattering of Shakespeare”

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Review: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Year of First Publication: 1605 Year of Publication for This Edition: 1994 Number of Pages: 28 (double columned) Publisher: Barnes and Noble Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Drama, Comedy Subjects: Italy, Jews, Anti-Semitism, Persecution The Merchant of Venice tells the story of Antonio, a merchant whose friend asks to borrow a large sum of money so thatContinue reading “Review: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare”

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I Have a New Favorite Villain

Several times, I have seen people ask book bloggers who their favorite villain from literature is. I never really understood the question. “Favorite villain? Who has a favorite villain? Isn’t the hero the only one we’re supposed to care about?” Granted, some villains are rather intriguing and some are so despicable that you enjoy theirContinue reading “I Have a New Favorite Villain”

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First Impressions: The Merchant of Venice

Yes, I’ve started yet another book. I had been missing Shakespeare ever since I finished Hamlet a few months ago, so I decided to add this play to my list. It’s an odd one, I know. It’s not terribly well-known like Hamlet or Macbeth and among those who do know it, it’s rather infamous. That’sContinue reading “First Impressions: The Merchant of Venice”

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