The photo op at the White House yesterday was perhaps the most absurd and unsettling moment I can imagine. Peaceful citizens standing in front of the White House, doing nothing more than peacefully assembling as the First Amendment allows, were tear gassed and shot at with projectiles, so that the national disgrace that is DonaldContinue reading “Trump will never be another Lincoln”
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The play’s the thing
My two daughters love to perform onstage, but they rarely get to share a stage with each other. I suspect they don’t care about this, but for me it’s a real treat whenever they do. They’re nearing the end of a Hamlet run this weekend, and I’m so proud to see them onstage in oneContinue reading “The play’s the thing”
…and odd months
Last year I went to see my older daughter onstage in Romeo and Juliet. I was taken in by the story, in a way that I never had been before. There are so many phrases and expressions that we use every day, and yet Shakespeare first put the words together, in a way that soundsContinue reading “…and odd months”
What’s in a name?
I have a new-found respect for the work of William Shakespeare, after seeing Romeo and Juliet performed onstage these last couple of nights. He tells a great story, and the words coming from the actors’ mouths are secondary to the emotions being displayed. That’s what doesn’t come through in simply trying to read the plays.Continue reading “What’s in a name?”