Hamlet is a play that ponders, among other things, the human urge to direct. In the context of a play, a director has the power to lead and guide the actors to fulfill his vision. A play within the play, commissioned by the Danish Prince, is a central catalyst of the plot (“The play’s the […]
It is said that there are two kinds of people in the world: those who distill people into two kinds of people, and those who do not. I am a member of the former group and my favorite way to do said categorizing utilizes two archetypes within the prodigal son narrative: Prodigals and Older Brothers.
Shakespeare undoubtedly belongs on the Mount Rushmore of authors that classical educators most highly esteem. Other than Homer, and maybe Virgil, what author could possible bump the Bard from such a sculpture? Given that, we classical educators rightly feel the need to give our students a healthy dose of his canon. But that’s easier said
And then there were two. After four rounds of voting you have eliminated 30 of Shakespeare’s plays leading to our final matchup: Hamlet vs Much Ado About Nothing. Make your pick. Vote in the final round now. Final Four results: Hamlet defeated King Lear with 74% of the vote. Much Ado About Nothing defeated Macbeth