Larry Cebula, a historian at Eastern Washington University who blogs at Northwest History, is telling keen undergrads they should not go to grad school, because they won’t get a job anyway: “The reason you are not going to be a professor is because that job is going away, and yet doctoral programs continue [...]
Two weeks ago, I wrote an op-ed arguing, among other things, that Shakespeare was not a notably erudite writer, and was not considered especially learned by his contemporaries or by his admirers for a long time after his death. Some of the responses to the piece took me on a guided tour down the [...]
Thank you, John Orloff, for another history lesson:
There’s no Internet in 1600. He had no library. No books. There were no public libraries. You cannot write about 16th century law accurately because you’re gifted. You can only do that because you understand 16th century law. I just don’t believe the genius theory.
- Berlin, Day 17: Coriolanus (Shakespeare / Sanchez), Deutsches Theater Kammerspiele
- Berlin, Day 16: Hedda Gabler (Ibsen / Pucher), Deutsches Theater
- Brecht, Baumgarten, Blackface
- Berlin, Day 14: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare / Eidinger), Schaubuehne
- Berlin, Days 10 to 12: Too much to say, too little time…
- Nice essay by @nestruck on German theatre's "irreverence for classics" & why Canada needs more of that attitude: soa.li/2lDrMwY 19 hours ago
- Now I wish I'd stayed in Berlin through the weekend -- cleary missed a great discussion! Regietheater, auf Englisch theatertreffen-blog.de/tt13/allgemein… 1 day ago
- Stand up to Rob Ford! Sit-in for answers! rob-ford-sit-in.squarespace.com #TOpoli 1 day ago
- Berlin, Day 17: Coriolanus (Shakespeare / Sanchez), Deutsches Theater Kammerspiele -- my last review of this trip! dispositio.net/archives/1595 5 days ago
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