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Reblog: Arden’s Afterlives, parts 1 & 2

13 April 2015

Two more posts from me now up at the Brave Spirits blog. This time I look at afterlives of the Ardens’ story. First it happened, then it appeared in legal record, then...

Reblog: Introducing… Arden of Faversham

19 March 2015

The Complaint and Lamentation of Mistress Arden of Faversham (1633; STC 732) On one hand, we have its didactic appeal in chastising unfaithful wives, cautioning unwary husbands, and...

This Is Not A Review (As You Like It)

10 November 2014

“Ultimately one has to pity these poor souls who know every secret about writing, directing, designing, producing, and acting but are stuck in those miserable day jobs writing reviews....

This is Not a Review (Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2)

28 April 2014

“Ultimately one has to pity these poor souls who know every secret about writing, directing, designing, producing, and acting but are stuck in those miserable day jobs writing reviews....