Anachan's Corner

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Archive for April, 2017

An Illustration or Two . . .

Recently, I pointed out several instances in which knowing references to Shakespeare could help someone understand certain cultural allusions. In the last couple of weeks, my class has run into a couple of situations where knowing Biblical references was useful. Recently, for example, when my sophomore students finished their reading of Stephen Vincent Benet’s short story […]

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Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company

Not too long ago, I stumbled on a video of a TED talk, entitled “Hip-Hop & Shakespeare?” The title intrigued me. As my readers (or, rather, the computers which keep trying to post spam on my website) have probably guessed by now, I greatly admire Shakespeare. But what may be not quite as obvious is […]

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