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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Final copy of Annotated Bib, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 7 months ago

    Daalder, Joost. “The ‘Pre-History’ of Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing.” English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature 85, 6 (2004): 520–27. EBSCOhost.

    Daalder presents informati […]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, The different sounds of Rome, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 7 months ago

     

     

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    Michaela Lewis commented on the post, Shakespeare in Modern Media, on the site tammingofthecollegesophmore 2 years, 7 months ago

    In reply to: Grace Tammaro wrote a new post, Shakespeare in Modern Media, on the site tammingofthecollegesophmore Modern literature often borrows ideas and concepts of past works. Shakspere’s concepts of theatre have since […] View

    Grace,
    The most interesting piece in your project proposal is your comparison of Romeo and Juliet to loved chick flicks like the movies you mentioned. I think it is clever to bring in movies that involve the love and tragedy aspect that Shakespeare achieved in the play.

    Your MLA format includes all the information needed but too much…[Read more]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Project Proposal, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 7 months ago

    My ideas for my final topic is to understand then present the characterization/characteristics of the characters in the Shakespeare’s plays with focus on specific plays and scenes. The plays that I will use are J […]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Annotated Bib, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 7 months ago

    Daalder, Joost. “The ‘Pre-History’ of Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing.” English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature 85.6 (2004): 520–27. EBSCOhost. 

    Daalder presents in […]

    • You’re finding some good sources here, but you need to focus in on a specific scene that interests you in terms of gender and “love” (it looks like you’re leaning toward Much Ado, am I right?). You might, for example, look at a 2-3 scenes in Much Ado and analyze how these scenes show Benedick acting as a traditional, or not traditional, Petrarchan lover (the name for the traditional love poetry in the Italian Renaissance). Having a specific focus like this will let you move from sentences like “characters and the way Shakespeare portrayed them” to a more specific analysis, like “Benedick and how he represents Petrarchan love ideals.” There are many different characters and moments you could look at to define “love” as the Renaissance might see it in either Italy or London, so you have plenty to work with here.

    • I know you said you see this as a shift away from your original topic, but it seems to me that if you still want to look at Beatrice as a female character (both the way Shakespeare draws characters, and the way that women of the time were expected to be or not be), then this is just a logical narrowing of your topic based on the sources you are finding. If you still wanted to use Lopez with these sources, I think he might be useful once you apply these ideas to a specific scene with specific language in the play itself. It looks like your date format might be off according to MLA in your Daalder entry? This seems like a workable topic–let me know if you have questions.

    • Hey Michaela,
      I really like all of your sources. I feel like all of them I really good and give great information based on what you said. I feel that your topic is really great. Overall, I feel that your sources are really good and can help you with your paper.

    • Hi Michaela,
      Your sources are really interesting and seem to be full of a lot of great information for your paper. I wasn’t clear what your topic is but by looking at your sources it seems it will be great.

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, 4/2 blog post ideas, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 7 months ago

    Topic 1: The differences in love between Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, and Beatrice and Benideck

     

    Topic 2: The battle choosing love and duty in Antony and Cleopatra

    I want to further explore […]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Post Rome Blog Post #2, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 8 months ago

    The sculptures made by Bernini were the sculptures in the house of Borgeous. To be able to see the original sculptures through my own eyes in person was so fascinating. Our tour guide made our visit especially […]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Post Rome Blog Post #1, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 8 months ago

     

    The site that helped enhance my connection of Shakespeare to Rome was the Romeo and Giulietta play performed in Italian. The performance itself played a big part but other factors were very influential to my […]

    • I like that you included a photo with your comments, and it looks like you have some nice ideas here on your blog overall. Watch the little details like Giulietta’s spelling in Italian, and you might think about reflecting on specific moments of the play that spoke to you on the stage vs. in the text itself, but overall your MU Commons site is doing what it should–reflecting your learning and experience in the class.

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Pre Departure to Rome post, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 8 months ago

    The excitement in reading Shakespeare’s work is being able to be in the same country where Shakespeare’s wrote his most famous sonnets. Although I am fairly familiar with how Italian culture shaped his works, tha […]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, 2/26 blog post, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 9 months ago

    The day that I want to record my speech spoke by Cleopatra is if we were to visit anywhere that has a more quiet setting so I am able to project my voice and no one can speak over my dramatic speech. One of the […]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Antony & Cleopatra, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 9 months ago

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Last words from Antony, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 9 months ago

    The Last words from Antony (4.9.52-60). The Arden emphasizes that the last words are as important as the first words; it also says that it leaves contradictory feelings about the character which is completely true […]

    • This is a good excerpt to study–now just tie it to the Lopez chapter on last words, and knit in a specific connection and citation for how those ideas connect to your interpretation, and your entry will be even stronger! Making those kinds of connections between readings and your own interpretations of the text is key.

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    Michaela Lewis commented on the post, Supply Chain of food production, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, week 3 Coriolanus and Aufidius, on the site Shakespeare and Rome   I chose to compare “I am returned your solider, no more infected with my country’s love…”, the passages […] View

    If we are talking about when Coriolanus had to flee Rome and proposed an offer to Aufidius, I thought it was shocking, to be honest. Why did Aufidius want to ally with Coriolanus who has defeated him in war several times? What was that going to do for Aufidus first hand? I guess I never really thought about it on Aufidius’s end but more on…[Read more]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Speech when in Rome, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 9 months ago

    A speech that I want to record in Rome is pulled from Antony and Cleopatra and recited by the famous Cleopatra. I choose a speech by her because so far, this is the first play, in my opinion, that portrayed a […]

    • Nice selection of lines that capture Cleopatra’s mercurial temperament. My one suggestion would be to break these lines down into groups of lines that you then add a quick analysis after, citing (act.sc.line) after each quoted segment, and perhaps cutting some lines for paraphrase instead. This can help you prepare to actually recite the speech in Rome. One thing to think about is what type of setting might be ideal to deliver this speech? What would set the mood for your interpretation of Cleopatra?

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, week 3 Coriolanus and Aufidius, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 9 months ago

     

    I chose to compare “I am returned your solider, no more infected with my country’s love…”, the passages between Coriolanus and Aufidius. To Compare the written work and the video of the passage in Coriolanu […]

    • If we are talking about when Coriolanus had to flee Rome and proposed an offer to Aufidius, I thought it was shocking, to be honest. Why did Aufidius want to ally with Coriolanus who has defeated him in war several times? What was that going to do for Aufidus first hand? I guess I never really thought about it on Aufidius’s end but more on Coriolanus which is quite obvious. There is that common saying “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” That could have been the approach that Aufidius took to finally defeat Coriolanus.

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Blog post #2, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 10 months ago

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    Antony’s character did not have as much as a drastic shift as the other characters that were involved with Caesar’s death. We know that Antony is a close friend of Caesar’s and seemed to be of service t […]

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    Michaela Lewis commented on the post, Group One:, on the site Travel Blog 2 years, 10 months ago

    In reply to: Stella Huitz wrote a new post, Group One:, on the site Travel Blog GROUP 1 Discussion Questions: What does the opening scene say about Caesar’s leadership/ authority ? Do you think Caesar was a good leader? […] View

    In the opening scene, it seems like there is one person that is being very cautious over Caesar. That act shows that he held a high authority and his leadership is very influential to his people especially the soothsayer who spoke out for him to “Beware the ides of March”. I do think Caesar was a good leader over his people, I definitely think the…[Read more]

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    Michaela Lewis wrote a new post, Julius Caesar, on the site Shakespeare and Rome 2 years, 10 months ago

    Julius Caesar’s leadership was highly recognized by his citizen who he ruled over. Caesar was so great that his “friends” who be trusted were so envious and wanted to steal the power that he held. His citiz […]

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