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Against Tyranny (Shakespeare, Snyder, Milton, and “Brutus”)

27 June 2017

Books against Tyranny This week brings to an end a short and intense online summer grad course on the suddenly topical subject of “Tyranny.” An intrepid band of students...

Macbeth (Shakespeare on the Sound 2017)

23 June 2017

Before last night’s terrific production of Macbeth by Shakespeare on the Sound in Rowaytan, CT, my students and I had a great chat with Claire Kelly, who directed this show, and...

Passions of Bloom: #artsideas17

21 June 2017

It’s not often a literature professor gets to listen to his own profession sung in gorgeous oratorio, in seven voices, backed by twenty-three musicians from the Yale Philharmonic....

Dylan in 2017

19 June 2017

Driving home from Father’s Day Dylan at the Oakdale Center last night, I got the feeling we’d seen three different shows. I was buzzing over juxtapositions from the long...