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 [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Dogs and Books that Bind

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Of Dogs and Books that Bind It was pretty darned chilly at the off-leash dog park this morning.  The sky was overcast and a mean spitting of unexpected snow was pelleting those of us who were huddled near the picnic table as our dogs chased and romped, unconcerned with the elements.  “Colder than I expected,” [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Momentary Lapse in Reality

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This is the third in a series of my reminisces of traveling to Soviet Russia in May – June 1989, piqued from watching the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Although time has brought many changes to both that iconic city and to my own life, before I share this final installment, I must go back, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ode to Teddy

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Ode to Teddy (by guest writer, the Mighty Belle) As Teddy leaves the park today I won’t see him again. I don’t know really what that means ‘Cause Teddy is my friend. He likes to pull my ears a lot; I grab him at the collar. He sometimes knocks me over but Of us he [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Love’s Labour’s Revisited

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Last November, I reviewed an amazing book about an amazing occurrence in an amazing place.  The name of the book is Shakespeare in Kabul, co-authored by Stephen Landrigan and Qais Akbar Omar.  Ever since I read the book, it has simmered in my mind and heart. With LitStack featuring William Shakespeare as its Author of [….]

Shakespeare in Kabul by Qais Akbar Omar and Stephen Landrigan

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Shakespeare in Kabul Qais Akbar Omar and Stephen Landrigan Haus Publishing Ltd May 15, 2012 ISBN 978-1-908323-08-8 —♦— In March 2005, a chance meeting in Kabul between a French actress and an American playwright allowed for something amazing to happen:  a first ever theater production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in Afghanistan by Afghan actors [….]