Tag Archives: literature

Friday Open Thread | William Shakespeare Week

We conclude this week with clips from all sorts of versions of Shakespeare’s works.  

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Thursday Open Thread | William Shakespeare Week : Black Actors

We take a look at Black Actors who have played Shakespeare. Angela Bassett Though best known for her critically acclaimed portrayals of real-life women (she earned an Oscar nomination for her depiction of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | William Shakespeare Week : Othello

We continue this week with William Shakespeare. Have Black Actors acted Shakespeare? Of course they have. The Most Obvious Role, of course, would be the Moor himself, Othello. Paul Robeson was the first Black American to play Othello on the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | William Shakespeare Week

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comedy All’s Well That Ends Well As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Cymbeline Love’s Labours Lost Measure for Measure The Merry Wives of Windsor The Merchant of Venice A Midsummer Night’s Dream … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | William Shakespeare Week

This is the 450th Birthday of ‘The Bard’ – William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare Biography Poet, Playwright (c. 1564–1616) William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. Synopsis William Shakespeare was baptized … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison Celebrates Eighty With Eloquence

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TONI MORRISON! Toni Morrison, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, editor, and educator celebrated her 80th Birthday February 18, 2011.  My first-born and newly married daughter Renita had the distinct honor of attending Ms. Morrison’s 80th birthday celebration last Friday evening at Madison Hall-Library … Continue reading

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