Favorite Albums of 2012

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Here’s what I listened to this year. My blogger pal Lindsay wrote a post about her favorite albums of the year, and now I want to do the same thing.  My sample size is modest, as I didn’t listen to too many new records in 2012, but I would nevertheless like to share a few […]

Beginning MacBeth

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What’s a hurlyburly? I will be teaching Macbeth, which I haven’t read in years, when my classes reconvene in January.  Below are the first lines of the play–the chilling conversation among the witches that sets the scene and introduces the themes of MacBeth.   Rereading these lines, I suddenly remembered the episode of The Cosby Show in […]

November Reading

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Here’s what I read and did in November. My wife, Renee, directed the girls’ play at the Hebrew Academy this November.  It was a theatrical version of one of the creepiest Twilight Zone episodes of them all, “The After Hours,” which features a most unusual elevator ride and lots of mannequins.  The show also had […]