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M is for Magnolia 

Equanimity dissipated weeks ago. My undergraduate honors thesis, which explores idealized love in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and The Winter’s Tale, was due in a few days: On the first day of spring, I believe. I had to finish chapter three, compose the conclusion, and revise everything. Nobody was on campus because undergraduates had spring …

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A is for Acting 

Hodges, William. Jacques and the Wounded Stag-‘As You Like It’, Act II, Scene I. 1790. Oil on Canvas. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, Jaques, the work’s seemingly jaded, melancholic figure, discusses the human condition’s inescapable roles—and the consequences thereof: All the world's a stage, And all …

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P is for Power Structures 

In my “Teaching of Shakespeare” course, we constructed a lesson plan that aims to analyze the interwoven power structures in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By means of performance and composition, students endeavor to illuminate how social hierarchies play a vital role in the way in which we perceive the Athenians and fairies, focusing upon …

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