I live in Washington, DC. I’ve written a novel about Shakespeare. My second novel, also historical fiction, is set in the eastern United States at the dawn of the age of electricity.
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Two Henries: in this early 17th century woodcut, Henry Wriothesely, the 3rd Earl of Southampton is on the right. Southampton was General of the Horse in Ireland. His companion is Henry de Vere, the 18th Earl of Oxford. I recently enjoyed the Folger Theatre’s fine production of Shakespeare’s Henry V…
Cruel joke: Malvolio dresses and acts silly in front of Olivia. Set under the sea, Taffety Punk’s quirky production looks quite different than this, Malvolio appearing as if he were in a Jacques Cousteau film. Taffety Punk can chalk up another success with its production of Twelfth Night, now playing at the…
John Barrymore as Hamlet in 1922, after Sigmund Freud analyzed the Dane as mother-fixated. Barrymore agreed and, as Hamlet, was the first to kiss Queen Gertrude in her bedroom. PBS aired the final two episodes of “Shakespeare Uncovered” on Friday, with David Tennant discussing Hamlet, and Trevor Nunn The Tempest. It…