Avalanche 7 – TOMORROW & TOMORROW

My wife and I have penned several short essays on Shakespeare's MACBETH. Fans of this blog will recognize a couple – our take on the famous Tomorrow & Tomorrow speech has long been a staple here. But we've expanded on that piece, along with several...

Macbeth – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

There are perhaps three uber-famous speeches in Macbeth, but the one that is most often quoted is the “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow” speech. It’s often taken as an existential lament, recited by actors and professors with a deep sorrowful...

Two Dominant Searches

Of all the various seach terms that bring people to this site, there are two that are dominant. 1) Capulet-Montague feud; and 2) Tomorrow and tomorrow. The first is rather obvious – I’ve written a novel about the cause of the Capulet-Montague feud in Romeo...

Best Synopsis Ever

Okay, I should be focused on the book today, but I just read a preview of the MichShakesFest shows in the Toledo Blade, and I cracked up. This is, by far, my favorite synopsis of Macbeth ever. Ev-er. Can you tell why? Basically, Macbeth is about a heroic man who...

Macbeth – Random Notes

A few more thoughts on one of the shows I know best – Macbeth. Mac is a Ghost story. So, for that matter, is Hamlet. Less so Richard III, though it has ghosts too. While tempting to cut, the speech by one of the witches in I.iii is actually quite important. She...