- COMPETING AT BAKING. (2)
- POETRY AND BASEBALL. (2)
- Nick: Correction! It’s @mornacale on Twitter. Slight typo.
- THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON. (1)
- Nick: I believe the live draft has value above and beyond nostalgia and the social benefit of seeing people in...
- THE ETIQUETTE OF EATING PEAS (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: As is so often the case, the Simpsons have indirectly weighed in on this issue, as Homer clumsily and...
- EATING PEAS WITH A KNIFE. (1)
- milton: What was the origin of eating peas with a knife ? Comic strip ? I remember it from the late 40s.. m “I...
- A MOSQUITO AND DNA. (1)
- Nick: Not to take away from how cool that is, but I’d have to think a defense attorney would have a field day...
- HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. (1)
- Nick: I haven’t looked at this painting in years, but upon looking at it again I was reminded of what...
- ECONOMICS IS “A COLLECTION OF FUNNY STORIES ABOUT UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES”. (1)
- Nick: In a Simpsons episode, Bart protects two rare lizards such that they are able to breed. The population...
- A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: And all of this to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist. Intentional walks and extra innings games...
- A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. (1)
- Nick: I’m not a purist, but the problem with this rule is it seems that it would likely result in a bunting...
- “ŚMIGUS-DYNGUS”—A GOOD WORD FOR THE DICTIONARY GAME. (1)
- Nick: We’ve gotten a lot of joy out of a similar game called “Wise & Otherwise.” Instead of a...
Category Archives: Shakespeare
ELM SHAKESPEARE’S MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. We went to the Elm Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoors in New Haven two nights ago. There were lots of new insights for me which would have come from the director, … Continue reading
REVENGE IN SHAKESPEARE’S COMEDIES. Duane’s question “whether you could find some level of revenge in just about all the plays, short of the silliest comedies” provokes a second look at the comedies. When he points out that Oberon’s revenge on … Continue reading
ARE MOST SHAKESPEARE PLAYS REVENGE PLAYS? I had missed the Shakespeare Geek blog discussion in 2009 of this post I made in 2009. (In my post I discussed a friend’s question—which Shakespeare play should she assign to her 8th graders. … Continue reading
WHO WROTE EDWARD III?—WHAT’S MY OPINION? I had read Edward III before going to see it, and I missed some of the things that good actors and a good director will find in the text. Notably, I missed the success … Continue reading
IS EDWARD III GOOD ENOUGH TO BE BY SHAKESPEARE? Putting aside statistical analysis, I think that the opinions on attribution come down to judgments of whether Edward III is up to Shakespeare’s lofty standard. It is puzzling that even with … Continue reading
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHETHER SHAKESPEARE WROTE EDWARD III? The large number of suggested attributions shows that there is no dispositive evidence of authorship. Using the First Folio test would give a clear answer to to the question of authorship. … Continue reading
WHO WROTE EDWARD III?—-SOME CANDIDATES. Edward III is rarely done (Thank you Hudson Shakespeare Company!). The production history in this wikipedia entry lists only a few items. The candidates for the authorship are more in number than the productions. The … Continue reading
A COMPLETIST GOES FOR EXTRA CREDIT. I have posted several times about my efforts to see all of Shakespeare’s plays. I announced here on March 7 of this year that I had decided to drop The Two Noble Kinsmen and … Continue reading
“I SOLD MY FARM TO BUY MY CROWN.” Swamy Subramanian’s twitter post reminds me of another answer by an economist that shows that “an abstruse answer turneth away wrath.” When I was in college, Professor Meyer Burstein got into a … Continue reading
SHAKESPEARE FAVORED MULTIPLE MEANINGS EVERY CHANCE HE GOT. Here is my post about William Empson’s analysis of some eight meanings or overtones in the line “Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang”. Here is my post about Empson’s … Continue reading