Category Archives: Theater

Is The End Nigh?

Attleboro’s Big Read* novel this fall, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, describes a world where 99% of the population has been killed by a virulent flu virus.  The story certainly speaks to our time of hurricanes, famines, droughts … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Feminine in Shakespeare

I started writing this blog during the 2016 election campaign when I had hoped a woman would become President of the United States!  My hope is still strong. The triumph of the feminine is the theme of the last but … Continue reading

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Hamlet and Christmas?

Hamlet seems a strange thing to talk about as Christmas approaches, but bear with me… Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet and the Transformation of Desire

Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet from the pen of William Shakespeare.   But have you ever thought of it as a description of the process of the transformation of human desire (Eros) into divine love (Agape)?  Laurence Freeman … Continue reading

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The Winter’s Tale

There are many Biblical themes that run through Shakespeare’s plays, not the least of which is his willingness to face tragedy and evil with a brutal honesty.  It is the beautiful poetry that redeems the darkness of tragedies like Hamlet, … Continue reading

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One of the delights of summer in New England is the abundance of outdoor Shakespeare plays. This past weekend I enjoyed three of them! Friday evening Jean and I saw “Midsummer Night’s Dream” performed by the Mixed Magic Theatre at … Continue reading

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