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The Touchstone of Relationships

In the play As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, many comic situations are created with the help of the “clown” Touchstone. One factor that contributes to these comic scenes is wordplay that the characters use throughout conversations. Touchstone’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Blood, Guts, and John Webster

Here is a BBC Arts at the Globe clip on John Webster: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zk8vg In the movie Shakespeare In Love, directed by John Madden, John Webster is introduced as a young boy feeding a live mouse to a cat. In this scene, … Continue reading

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