Monthly Archives: August 2015

Losing My Religion in Madrid

Yes, to smell pork; to eat of the habitation which your prophet the Nazarite conjured the devil into. I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you. —The Merchant of Venice (I.,iii) We’re […]

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The Jig is Up: A Parting Glance at TSTP

“When you do dance, I wish you A wave o’ th’ sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that.” The Winter’s Tale (IV, iv, 159-161) Each and every Shakespeare’s Globe performance ends with a jig. That’s right, everybody dances. This custom cuts across genres as the star-crossed lovers, deposed monarchs, and bloody corpses we […]

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