Celebrating Shakespeare: A Review of ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare

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Hamlet, as a work of literature, is a stunning enigma.  One of the most readable of William Shakespeare’s plays, it is also the one which perhaps demands the most talented of actors to bring it to life.  While it may feel straightforward, it is just as complicated and convoluted as any of the Bard’s other [….]

LitStack Review: Ophelia by Lisa Klein

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Ophelia Lisa Klein Bloomsbury USA Childrens Release Date:  December 26, 2007 ISBN 978-1-58234-801-8 Earlier this month, word broke on the entertainment wires that Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts were in negotiations to star in a movie project based on Lisa Klein’s YA novel Ophelia, a story written from the viewpoint of one of most tragic [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Words, Words, Words

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Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. ~William Shakespeare Although it can certainly be argued to the contrary, it seems that humans are the only creatures who use spoken language as opposed to creatures that “merely” communicate.  And although human language has existed for ages, written language has been around for only 4,000 years [….]

Weird ‘Hamlet’ Translations

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We love this post from Mental Floss. Check out just a few of these very cool Hamlet translations: Hamlet has been translated into hundreds of languages. But normal human languages can be so, well, normal. Here are a few translations of Hamlet that go beyond the normal, right into the awesome. 1. Klingon There’s a [….]