How does the iambic pentameter work? Close reading of a few lines helps you learn to walk with the rhythm.
It’s not raining or cold. What winter is this? A storm broke the gate and swatted my flimsy shed, but… Read more Amsterdam: Kill, Kill, Kill
How should we read The Winter’s Tale? When you listen to old-style recordings of Shakespeare you instantly notice how much… Read more Shakespeare and Myth: A Winter’s Tale
“Can’t you do something about Jason?” I say to Andrew. “He seems to think if he gets his authorities in… Read more Amsterdam: Anti-Authoritarian Reading
When you read a history play you are confronted with a problem. Should you think of the play as a… Read more The Roman Plays: Leadership
School-type reading means getting the right answer, which is paradoxically the wrong answer. So what is a right reading?
Are we headed for a future in which everyone uses a different discourse of language?
Do gay men write the best love poetry? Here is the translation of beautiful poem by Eduardo Blanco Amor.
A provincial hick tries to chat up girls on a drawing course and, well…. crash and burn
Why is poetry not performed? Why can we play Beethoven but not read Wordsworth in company? Here are some resources for people who challenge that idea.