Othello by William Shakespeare

David, Amber, my mom and I saw Othello performed at the O’Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh this past Saturday. I really enjoyed the performance, and the play. Watching the play live, being performed by quality actors, including  Jeremy Kushnier, who’s Iago was creepy and conniving and just outstanding, is so entirely different from reading the …

Reading Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

I have mixed reactions when it comes to The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. The story is a framed as a play put on for the amusement of a drunkard that has been convinced he is a nobleman. In the play, Baptisat Minola has two daughters, the older is Katherina, a …

Reading Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

On this midsummer night, the woods are full of magic and enchantment, lovers and fairies. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies, has whole batch of main characters, certainly more than most plays. From ancient myth we have Theseus, soon to be married to the Queen of the …