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“The Joy is in the doing.” On Seeing Shakespeare’s First Folio

On Friday, May 27th I worked for a few hours then drove to Amherst, Massachusetts to visit the Mead Museum at Amherst College to see one of William Shakespeare’s First Folio’s. The Folger Shakespeare Library is celebrating “The Wonder of Will – 400 Years of Shakespeare” by bringing a First Folio to each of the … Continue reading

reading / Uncategorized

Reading Life: Responding to the Eye in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Note: I originally wrote this piece for my U.S. Studies in Ethnic Lit. course. It was such a pleasure to write reader response pieces. This was my second reading of Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and it was wonderful! A hurricane is a brutal, destructive force of nature that, much like love can be a deceiving … Continue reading

19th c. British Lit / criticism / reading

Reading Life: The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

Hesperus Classics Edition, 2012, £6.99. Originally published in 1874. In a nutshell: Frank Aldersley and Richard Wardour are in love with the same woman, Clara Burnham. Clara’s heart belongs to Frank, but Richard is convinced that Clara belongs to him. Through Clara’s ‘gift’ of second-sight, she foresees a horrible event that will take place between these … Continue reading