Tartuffe, Beggar’s Opera

In class on Wednesday, we returned to Tartuffe and spent quite a bit of time meditating on the motif of blindness, the nature of sight, and ultimate conclusions about the play; we also considered the impact of a historical awareness of its staging, especially insofar as spectators would have been seated on the stage, and …

Dog in the Manger Discussion, Presentations, and Incest Plays!

Last Wednesday we were finally able to get back together as a class and contemplate our response to the Shakespeare Theatre's production of Dog in the Manger, and I was very gratified to see how eager everyone was to discuss! Many students had questions that, significantly, we couldn't really find good answers to--like the significance …

Live Theater in DC

Lope de Vega's Dog in the Manger, tonight, at the Shakespeare Theatre in DC! Reread the program online if you forget to pick one up or lose yours before turning in the review.