Category Archives: Shakespeare

My Notable Reads of 2013

All the recent stories about Kim Jong Un feeding his uncle to 120 hungry dogs made me think of The Orphan Master’s Son, one of my favorite books I read in 2013. It sounds like a hard sell – a … Continue reading

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Is DC Theater Suffering From Sequester?

We went to a terrific production of The Winter’s Tale at the Shakespeare Theater. It’s not one of my favorite plays – the passage of time and the ending is always a bit jarring – but I thought this production … Continue reading

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Two Gents: A Rock Opera – More Like A Musical Rehearsal

In theory, Two Gents: A Rock Opera seemed like a good pairing with Two Gentlemen of Verona, the play – two very different interpretations of the same source material. And the rock opera was only playing for a limited engagement, … Continue reading

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Moderation Key to Successful Weekend

A fun, activity packed weekend, but one watchword emerged: moderation. G Love & Special Sauce on Friday at the 930 Club. Lots of fun, but way too warm. Wore a light, long sleeved shirt. Big mistake. Next time, wear tank … Continue reading

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Shakespeare First Folios – Transport Yourself to Another Time

On a hot, though not even blistering, August afternoon, where tourons (tourist + moron) packed both sides of Metro escalators and the entire sidewalk on Capitol Hill, there’s really only one escape: the Folger Shakespeare Library. You simply stroll past … Continue reading

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