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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Heaven and Hell, on the site Veda Frye's Online Portfolio 3 weeks ago

    Heaven & Hell
    I’m heaven he’s hell.
    What’s to happen if we both prevail?
    I’m his heaven he’s my hell.
    What will happen if we both fail?
    I’m pleasure he’s pain but for some reason I can’t refrain
    Hellis […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Racial Cross Dressing, on the site Defining Black Identity Through Film 6 months ago

    What is racial cross dressing? 

    Racial cross dressing is when someone dresses up as another race using makeup to lighten or darken their skin. The most common form of racial cross dressing is known as […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Marymount M.A. English & Humanities Career Panel, on the site The Veda Weekly 10 months, 1 week ago

    Majoring in a field with infinite possibilities can be a great thing. The world is practically your oyster. It can also be a bit overwhelming when you want to dabble in most of those possibilities. After […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Final Project Reflection, on the site The Veda Weekly 10 months, 1 week ago

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    Final Project Reflection

     

    Creating a sequel to Harlem Duet was very fun for me. Although I chose to do a creative project, I learned a lot through research. My mind […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, The Fall, on the site The Veda Weekly 11 months ago

    On November 2nd I attended the play The Fall. This play was very moving and informative about the social issues in South Africa. The play was about students of the University of  Cape Town and how […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Othello Adaptation, on the site The Veda Weekly 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Adaptation: Othello directed by Oliver Parker and performed by Laurence Fishburne. (close reading)

    In Oliver Parker’s film adaptation of Othello, Othello is played by Laurence Fishburne. In this film, Othello i […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Vogel’s Desdemona: The Presence of Men Among Women, on the site The Veda Weekly 1 year ago

    In Desdemona a Play About a Handkerchief, men aren’t physically present, but their presence still exists within the play. In scene 1 men aren’t present but their presence is established through Desdemona throw […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Not Now, Sweet Othello, on the site The Veda Weekly 1 year ago

    In Not Now, Sweet Desdemona the characters are acting out Act 3, Scene 3  of Shakespeare’s Othello and ultimately end up projecting their personal lives and feelings into the play. This projection allows the au […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Othello: Interracial Marriage & Othello’s Blackness, on the site The Veda Weekly 1 year ago

    Kaufmann, Miranda. “‘Making the Beast with Two Backs’: Interracial Relationships in Early Modern England.” Literature Compass, vol. 12, no. 1, 2015, pp. 22-37. ProQuest, […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, From the Page to the Screen, on the site The Veda Weekly 1 year ago

    James Earl Jones’ performance of Othello’s created a new version of the character Othello for me. I didn’t view this speech as a defense speech but more like a humble plea when I was reading directly from the […]

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Othello & Ethnography, on the site The Veda Weekly 1 year, 1 month ago

    What type of Ethnography is Shakespeare’s Othello? Can it even be considered an ethnography?

    In chapter 7 of our text Rachel Aslop maintains that there are various types of ethnographers. Aslop presents Van M […]

    • Veda,
      Very nice job outlining the various approaches to ethnography. You’re right that the play isn’t an easy fit in any category, but an argument could probably be made for Confessional Ethnography as well as Dramatic Ethnography. Since Shakespeare pieced together what Italian life might be like, and used cultural histories like Cinthio’s as the basis for the play, he could be seen as dramatizing cultural works. But, it’s also fair to discuss whether or not ethnography could even be seen as a possible approach in this era, which long predates the concept of ethnography as it’s outlined in our text. Good use of specific page citations, although I’d encourage you to bring specific, cited moments of the play and/or Bedford into dialogue with the theoretical approaches as well (for example, to cite a specific document shown in Bedford, or a specific quotation from the play that supports your point about multiple historical moments).

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Drowning in Biography & Losing Meaning, on the site The Veda Weekly 1 year, 1 month ago

    I believe that autobiography and biography are important when it comes to conducting research. Auto/biography provides background information and allows individuals to gain better understandings of literary texts. […]

    • Veda,
      Great connections here–to Woolf and to specific chapters of Bedford. My one suggestion would be adding page references for the Bedford so that you can locate specific ideas more easily when it comes time to review.

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, Othello Then and Othello Now, on the site The Veda Weekly 1 year, 1 month ago

    Reading Othello I couldn’t help but feel a strong sense of deja vu. My first encounter with Shakespeare was in my 8th-grade honors English class. We were required to read Othello twice. The first reading was done […]

    • Hi Veda. Nice entry, and you’re right on track. I love the sound of your 8th grade English teacher–that was a smart approach to have kids read, then read aloud, then watch the play. The Olivier blackface version is very famous for being problematic in his interpretation and his use of blackface, although he is one of the best known, classically trained Shakespearean actors. It might be fun for you to watch the same speech delivered by Olivier, then by Fishburne and perhaps Orson Welles. You’re quite right that in film versions they often shorten the play and heighten the drama by using actions instead of words. Some questions to consider as we move forward: why might Shakespeare have had to rely on words more than actions in the Elizabethan theater? How does language change as it moves from the page to the stage? What kinds of historical documents might you want to examine to offer you more insight into the Olivier Othello? For this week’s reading, what kinds of autobiographical research might be relevant if you wanted to know more about the Olivier Othello? Or about Shakespeare’s context as he wrote it? Your response opens many avenues of potential approach!

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    Veda Frye wrote a new post, New EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan’s Perspective, on the site World Politics at Marymount 4 years, 10 months ago

    On Wednesday December 10, 2014, I attended an event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace that helped me gain insight on the role of the European Union. In the event David O’Sullivan was the guest […]

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