Columns // 2 Articles
Shakespeare's Wit and Humor, Pathos and Anger Remains Vital, 450 Years After His Birth
20 May 2014 // 8:14 PM
As the creator of iambic fictions, Shakespeare is the ultimate meme. His name stirs a cascade of associations, memories and feelings in all who are touched by his work.
Characters Inside Out: Bryan Elsley's 'Skins' and William Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet'
2 May 2011 // 4:00 PM
Hamlet would have fit right in with the Skins kids; in particular, he would have found a friend in Effy, from Generation 2. Both question the nature of their worlds, both grow melancholic.
Orson Welles: A Man of a Certain Ego
4 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM
“The chief proof of a man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. It argues... a power of comparison and of appreciation which is in itself proof of nobility.”