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Slings & Arrows – Season 2

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Slings & Arrows - Season 2
Season One of Slings & Arrows dealt with a production of HamletThe second season of Slings & Arrows takes on the dreaded Macbeth.  Along the way the characters face  issues as diverse as love, death, middle age and tax audits.

What can I tell you?  It’s smart.  It’s funny.  I enjoyed it immensely.

“There would have been a time for such a word. To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” – Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Gad’s Hill Place and Charles Dickens

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Charles Dickens bought Gad’s Hill Place in 1856 and lived there until his death in 1870. This video shows the house as well as the surrounding area.

Hmmm . . . I wonder how much a trip to England would cost?

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Conan Doyle Speaks

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Check out this fascinating YouTube video showing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle talking about how he came up with the idea for Sherlock Holmes.

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More Zombies – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Jane Austen I had heard of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies before.  To be honest, I didn’t really pay that much attention.  A rewrite of the Pride and Prejudice with Zombies?  I filed in my brain the same place as the ghost of Elvis and Big Foot.  Then I read the reviews.

Entertainment Weekly gave it an A-.  It made it to the top ten of the New York Times bestseller list.  The A.V. club states, “Grahame-Smith’s amendments add some interest, pathos, and essential motivation to Austen’s subplots.”

This one could be worth a read.  In the meantime, if you want Zombie-free Jane Austen:

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

Slings & Arrows – Season 1

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Slings & Arrows - Season 1
One evening I was looking through the TV comedies section of Netflix and I found this gem.  The first season of Slings & Arrows focuses on a production of Hamlet by a Shakespearean theater troupe.  There are artistic differences, personal issues, romantic problems, corporate drama and, last but not least, a ghost.

“To be, or not to be,–that is the question:–whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?” ~ Hamlet by William Shakespeare

 

New Quotes and More

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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We’ve added over 20 new quotes to our collection.   I’m not quite sure how it happened, but all the new quotes are from two titles.  There are Hamlet quotes and Heart of Darkness quotes.

 

Gift Shop News – License Plate Frames

March 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Literary License Plate FramesShow the world that you’re a fan of literature with out new license plate frames.  We’ve got them for Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe and more.



 

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