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    Literary techniques. Look up the definitions for...

    Literary techniques. Look up the definitions for these techniques: Alliteration, Allusion, Metaphor, Personification so that you'll know what you're talking about. Here are examples from Act III ...
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    How do you play? What are the rules?

    How do you play? What are the rules?
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    Do not confuse stage time, or number of lines...

    Do not confuse stage time, or number of lines with importance. Duncan is a pivotal role on which the entire play hinges. 1) He's the current King of Scotland. Bear in mind, Scotland didn't practice...
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    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is right up your alley. So are...

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is right up your alley. So are a lot of the late 30's-40's film noir movies.
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    1) When Shakespeare wrote the play, YES, witches...

    1) When Shakespeare wrote the play, YES, witches did exist. They church and general population believed that they existed and were agents of Satan as much as they believed in God. They hung/burned...
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    Poll: Part of the issue is the translation. I highly...

    Part of the issue is the translation. I highly recommend Stephen Mitchell's Illiad. You might also try Illiad from the 'Great Books of World Literature' Series. It's been out so long now that you...
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    Billy Collins, Maya Angelou, Rita Dove

    Billy Collins, Maya Angelou, Rita Dove
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    For current Modern Poetry you can't Poetry...

    For current Modern Poetry you can't Poetry Magazine. It's all top shelf poets that are writing today. Only $35 for two years.
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    I know, Damn Dostoevsky! LOL If Ivan does go to...

    I know, Damn Dostoevsky! LOL If Ivan does go to Chermashnya there is NO alibi. It's too close. You could actually come at midnight, do the knock code, be admitted, take the money, do whatever to...
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    Smerdryakov doesn't care where Ivan goes. He...

    Smerdryakov doesn't care where Ivan goes. He just wants part of the $3,000 (to keep his mouth shut should Ivan decide to take the $3,000.oo) Fyodor wanting Ivan to go to Chermashnya all but...
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    Chapters Six and Seven in book 5. My bad! At...

    Chapters Six and Seven in book 5. My bad! At the end of Chapter Six 'A Rather Obscure One for the Moment" the last 5 pages Smerdyakov specifically tells Ivan about the 'knocking code' that he,...
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    In the chapter "A Rather Obscure One" Smerdyakov...

    In the chapter "A Rather Obscure One" Smerdyakov implies how the alibi is better for Ivan if he is in Moscow not Chermashnya, which is close enough to go to, return to commit the murder, and then go...
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    HIS reasons at several and good. 1) This is...

    HIS reasons at several and good. 1) This is Scotland 1040-1057a.d. These are not feeble or faint hearted people. Including the women. MacDuff's castle FIFE is well fortified, staffed and guarded. ...
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    When you say the finest scene in the play and...

    When you say the finest scene in the play and reference Lady MacDuff, are you referring to her only scene in the play ACT IV scene ii where she is informed of MacDuff's flight while washing her son,...
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    Are you certain you gave the correct address, ...

    Are you certain you gave the correct address, book eleven, chapter 2 'AN AILING LITTLE FOOR' ? The only reference I can find for Perhotin have no dialogue. As for "What does the counsel say" ...
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    Sticky: Favorite quote in what category? I'm rather fond...

    Favorite quote in what category? I'm rather fond of (this is regarding directing Theatre) "90% of directing, is correcting the mistakes you made in casting." Pablo Neruda from THE CAPTAIN'S VERSES...
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    Or...TTFN Ta Ta For Now! Thank you for your...

    Or...TTFN Ta Ta For Now! Thank you for your welcome. I'm looking for conversation, observations, opinions, or experience performing or viewing Shakespeare. I'm retired and bored and need to cob my...
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    Thank you! I'm searching for Shakespeare fans...

    Thank you! I'm searching for Shakespeare fans for conversation, observation, experience (performing, directing, designing, opining and viewing Shakespeare just to comb my brain. I'm retired and...
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    Welcome! I'm new as well. Primarily looking to...

    Welcome! I'm new as well. Primarily looking to get my brain combed on a regular basis with discourse on performance direction, design, viewing and opinions of Shakespeare. That's my strength and...
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    Ok, Che ... Assuming you know Shakespeare...I'll point you toward a more obscure Restoration piece LONDON CUCKOLDS by Edward Ravenscroft. The Restoration is filled with froth...Sheridan, Wycherly...
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    You may be confusing pentameter with verse. ...

    You may be confusing pentameter with verse. Poetry is sometimes written inside a regimented structure, example: Shakespeare wrote predominantly I Iambic Pentameter. Each line has 5...
  22. METAMORPHOSES by Stephen Mitchell. Period. ...

    METAMORPHOSES by Stephen Mitchell. Period. Outstanding, very readable, gorgeous prose and covers most of the major myths that appear in Shakespeare and other tomes of western literature. TIMELESS...
  23. Well if you're a Shakespeare fan, you can look at...

    Well if you're a Shakespeare fan, you can look at The Menaechmi by Plautus which is the precursor for COMEDY OF ERRORS. As for Jacobean, if you're looking for dark comedy and the occasional belly...
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    As poetry is a matter of taste (much as trying to...

    As poetry is a matter of taste (much as trying to explain to someone why your favorite color is red. Because it is.). Everyone's aesthetic is as unique as their DNA and their is no right or wrong....
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    Rather than anthologies, I would recommend...

    Rather than anthologies, I would recommend getting collected works of the Masters of the Twentieth Century to start with. Collected works of W.H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and...
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