Or OP, as they call it. My first impression is that it sounds very Celtic, which is odd, as the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and their Norman overlords were none of them Celts. I must be wrong about that, then. My second is that the lines flow with a musicality that they do not with… Read More Shakespeare in Original Pronunciation
Some time ago, I put up a quick post called “Oxfordians: The Birthers of the Elizabethan Renaissance“, taking on the grammar-school argument of Oxfordians. This has at last earned a reply, from one earlofoxford17. I post it below, intermingled with my responses: If “grammar school” in Elizabethan England was such a “cradle of serious learning,” and… Read More The Oxfordians Done Found Me!
Early Advocate of women’s education and abolition. Presided over the Senate’s first impeachment trial, that of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase. Even Burr’s enemies’ praised his conduct of the trial. One Senator wrote that Burr had presided with “the impartiality of an angel and the rigor of a devil.” Had it in his head that… Read More Little-Known Facts About Aaron Burr
Written for local news web site The Dagger: Chekov’s play, a drawing-room tragedy about a group of actors, writers, and other intellectuals taking a break at a lake house, bristles with all the frustrations of the artistic temperament. The characters denounce, declaim, and threaten to decamp, yet somehow find themselves again in each other’s company… Read More Local Theater Review: Chekov’s The Seagull