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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...

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 ...

“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. ...

“The Scarlet Letter” study help

Grace Chalhoub

October 30, 2018

Background on Hawthorne and “The Scarlet Letter” publication Nathaniel Hawthorne (or, as he was known at birth, Nathaniel Hathorne) was born in Salem in 1804, bearing a heavy legacy. His great-great-great-grandfather was ...

“Beowulf” study help

Grace Chalhoub, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

Date of conception and composition “Beowulf” is incomplete. Archaeologists have never managed to find more than the 3,182 lines of “Beowulf” that survived in the form of a single copy, which withstood the dissolutio...

“The Crucible” study help

Grace Chalhoub, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

Background Arthur Miller largely wrote “The Crucible” in response to the paranoid politics of the 1950’s, namely the practices of Senator Joseph McCarthy and a debacle involving the House on Un-American Activities Co...

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