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Shakespearean comedy

February 17, 2020

What is Shakespearean comedy? Shakespearean comedy does not hold the same definition as contemporary comedy. In Elizabethan theatre, a comedy is simply a play with a happy ending, which means that not all comedies have a mirthfu...

Shakespeare editions

December 13, 2019

Required to read Shakespeare but unsure of which edition of the play to buy? Check out this list of some of the main features of some of the most popular editions. Annotated editions vs. translations  It is important to read an annot...

Applying to university in Europe

Grace Chalhoub, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

Every year, the number of Americans leaving the country and attending university in Europe increases. While the cheaper costs of universities, shorter time taken for undergraduate degrees and the experience of living abroad can...

Literary deaths

November 10, 2019

In observance of the recent Halloween celebrations, take a look at some of the strangest, most ironic and gothic literary deaths.  Aeschylus: According to ancient Greek sources, the great tragedian died when a tortoise fel...

Chaucer and “The Canterbury Tales”

October 9, 2019

Geoffrey Chaucer:  As with many important figures from this period, Chaucer’s life can be difficult to definitively trace , but thanks to his civil service career, we have some detailed records of his life and works. Chaucer w...

College Application Tips

College Application Tips

October 9, 2019

History of Old English and Middle English

Grace Chalhoub, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Old English (also known as Anglo-Saxon) was the language of the Anglo-Saxon settlers in England from the late 400s to early 1100s. The term “Anglo-Saxon” refers to two of the Germanic peoples, the Angles and the Saxons, that...

Seminar novel project suggestions

September 10, 2019

Struggling to choose a book for seminar novel project? Here are seven suggestions, organized in alphabetical order, with a brief description of each and the elements that you can explore in your project.  Disclaimer: This ...

Oscar Wilde part 2

Oscar Wilde part 2

January 30, 2019

Oscar Wilde part 1

Oscar Wilde part 1

January 30, 2019

“Hamlet” study help

Grace Chalhoub

November 28, 2018

Origins of “Hamlet” Shakespeare, with the exception of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “The Tempest,” borrowed concepts and storylines for his plays from other works, including folk tales, mythologies and histories. ...

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