6 Reasons to Read Macbeth

Macbeth¬†is definitely my favorite Shakespeare play...so far (I am more widely read in Shakespeare than the average person, but I am still woefully ignorant of the entire Shakespeare canon). However, spending any time at all among Shakespeare's works quickly enlightens us as to why the Elizabethan playwright is so profoundly famous and global: his fantastical... Continue Reading →

11 Greatest (Fictitious) Villains

I was talking to one of my students today, and we were discussing a book he's reading, how much he hates a certain character, and how a sign of good story-telling is based upon how much we emotionally hate (secretly love how much we hate) the villain. Thus, my non-expert list of Top Eleven¬†Greatest Villains.... Continue Reading →

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