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Tragic Errors of Hamlet

May 4th, 2013 | by Thompson

James Joyce’s Ulysses describes mistakes as “portals to discovery,” but very few of us, especially Americans, would describe mistakes in

To Err is Shakespeare

May 3rd, 2013 | by Thompson

William Shakespeare wanted us to make mistakes. He knew, both first-hand and through his writing, that error was the foundation

Shakespearean Error

April 21st, 2013 | by Thompson

In conducting my research of Shakespeare’s plays, poems, and sonnets, I made some interesting discoveries. I used to peruse

Some Props for Prospero

April 15th, 2013 | by Thompson

Last week I was rather critical of Prospero, who I felt was invasive and unsympathetic to Caliban and Ariel. I

Prospero’s a Piece of Shit

April 9th, 2013 | by Thompson

Shakespeare is believed to have written The Tempest around 1610, and though we know there was a lot of colonization during this

‘Til It’s Gone

March 27th, 2013 | by Thompson

We all get it in the end. It, of course, being death. We all get death in the end. There’s

How Love Raises Expectations

March 6th, 2013 | by Thompson

Though I’m not much of a poet, unfortunately, I attempted to write a sonnet to my girlfriend explaining the trouble

Hamlet is Giving Me Nightmares

February 21st, 2013 | by Thompson

I realized I hadn’t shared a dream except through a comment on Angel’s blog, so I thought I’d share one

The Theater of Life

February 13th, 2013 | by Thompson

In an attempt to introduce my girlfriend to my mind, I talked her into visiting class with me last week.

Midsummer Nightmare

February 5th, 2013 | by Thompson

Love doth have a dark side. William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is more of a nightmare for its characters. A fairy

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