What Frogger Can Tell Us About Reading Shakespeare…

 [A repost from my Shakespeare blog, “Shakescene“] I’ve found, in the course of more than a decade teaching Shakespeare, that AP Lit students still balk on occasion (more than) when it comes to consistently reading the textual notes. Some feel the effort it takes to read the text and then to read the notes is simply too […]

Shannon McCloskey Allain Interview – Part 1

[Part 1 of 3 of an email interview — see McCloskey Allain’s long review of ENGLISHMAN] Is the novel’s plot mirroring a particular Shakespeare tragedy? Even the spots of comic relief (Henry’s interrogation & the graveyard conversation with Randy) reminded me of a Shakespeare play.  You’re very right to sense this. There’s no exact plot-to-plot […]