What Bianca Can Do In High Heels, A Review Of The Othello Production Y’all Need To See

I fell in love with this production of Shakespeare’s Othello at University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre the way Othello fell in love with Desdemona – completely and in the play’s prehistory.

When I Take Breaks, I Parody Nietzsche

"I teach you The Overthought. Regular thought is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome it?" This sounded exactly like the antithesis of an ad for a self-help podcast .

In Which I Rate The Hollow Crown Henriad Actors Based On Their Hollowness And Crownness

Listen. Not to sound like Ken Branagh but I also think the only right adaptation of Shakespeare is one directed by me, produced by me and starring me. But since BBC has a multimillion dollar budget and I have a mason jar half full with five cents coins, I’ll settle for reviewing the next best … Continue reading In Which I Rate The Hollow Crown Henriad Actors Based On Their Hollowness And Crownness

A Thoreau Reading of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

It has always seemed to literary snobs that what one reads is a crucial metric for evaluative judgements, that there can be inferred a strange equation of what one reads and what one is. While this works in the case of Frankenstein’s monster, Matilda and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, … Continue reading A Thoreau Reading of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

The Most Excellent And Lamentable Tragedie Of Reading Comprehension And Judgement Of Artistic Sorts

Wherein I navigate bad Romeo and Juliet takes using bad metaphors in very much the same way Shakespeare didn’t. Where I’m from, Romeo and Juliet is often, for no fault of yours, your introduction to Shakespeare. I don’t know why high school boards think that is a great idea. And speaking of ideas, only lukewarm … Continue reading The Most Excellent And Lamentable Tragedie Of Reading Comprehension And Judgement Of Artistic Sorts