Why can we not bring ourselves to part with Jack Falstaff?
Shakespeare Notebook 2023: “The Comedy of Errors”
Augustinian selfhood and married nuns sound some potentially Protestant notes in Shakespeare’s masterful farce.
Shakespeare Notebook 2023: “Titus Andronicus”
Humanistic learning and jokes for Protestants in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play.
Shakespeare Notebook 2023: “Richard II”
Contemplating the tension between divine right and popular rule with the Bard and the Reformers.
Shakespeare Notebook 2023: “King Edward III”
Thoughts on oaths and loyalty in the Reformation, from a Shakespeare play you’ve never read.
Shakespeare Notebook 2023: “The Taming of the Shrew”
Failed farce? Cheap misogyny? Or simple insight into the sexes?
Shakespeare Notebook 2023: “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”
Reflecting on Shakespeare with Plato’s “Phaedrus”, and thoughts on repentance.
Shakeshafte & Other Plays: A Review
Richard Russell reviews the plays of Archbishop Rowan Williams.
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