Shakespeare & Beyond is produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, this blog features »Shakespeare & Beyond is produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, this blog features a wide range of Shakespeare-related topics: the early modern period in which he lived, the ways his plays have been interpreted and staged over the past four centuries, the enduring power of his characters and language, and more. It also explores the topics that shape our experience of Shakespeare today: trends in performance, the latest discoveries and scholarship, news stories, pop culture, interesting books, new movies, the rich context of theater and literary history, and more.
Pretty much every day I pull a totally random line from Shakespeare to start my day »Pretty much every day I pull a totally random line from Shakespeare to start my day with. Once or twice a week (more or less) I post to my blog writing a little bit about that day's line. Some days I look at the pure language, some days at the play or the poem that the line comes from, and some days from the time or place it's set in. Sometimes I look at the relevance of the line to our world today, sometimes I just take off and to see wherever else the line might lead me.