Final Thoughts on Teaching “Macbeth”: The Films

We’re finally done with “Macbeth” in my 10th grade classes. Students will be taking their midterms soon, so in preparation for them, and to give them a break from regular studying, we’ve been watching different “Macbeth” films. Here’s what I ended up showing, along with my takes on each. And seriously, if you haven’t watched …

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“Macbeth,” and a Question: Is “Hamilton” Worth the Hype?

Lately I’ve been posting about “Macbeth,” a play I’ve thoroughly enjoyed teaching. But what does that have to do with the play “Hamilton?” Well actually, if you’ve seen “Hamilton” (or at least if you’ve listened to the soundtrack), you’d know the answer to that question. Or obviously, as you have probably guessed if you aren't …

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Publication: “Gray All Over” in “101 Words” (hehe, 101 words long, of course)

This morning “101 Words” published my piece of flash fiction “Gray All Over,” which you can read by clicking here. Normally I write this blog publication announcement on the topic of how whatever I’ve written came into being—whatever inspired it, some humorous associated anecdote, etc. I don’t really have much to say here though. “Gray …

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