Tag: Twelfth Night

Book Vs. Movie: She’s The Man (Twelfth Night)

Book Vs. Movie: She’s The Man (Twelfth Night)

Posted July 14, 2021 in Bookish Things // 0 Comments

I really enjoy a good modern retelling of a Shakespeare play and, in general, I think She’s the Man is one of the best.  There are a few moments that really do not age well (including a scene with some cringeworthy homophobia) but other than that and the whole aspect of cross-dressing (central to many of Shakespeare’s comedies), She’s the Man takes what I think is one of the more mediocre of Shakespeare’s plays and uses it to tell an empowering story about gender equity and blasting through gender stereotypes. Also, when this movie came out in 2006, I was a junior […]

Spring is Just Around the Corner… The March Wrap Up!

Spring is Just Around the Corner… The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 5, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Happy April, my friends!  So comes the end of March.  The end of March and thus the transition of seasons comes with so many holidays and celebrations, though most of them are still best spent distanced this year, so I hope everyone was safe and careful.  It’s a bit belated, but… To all my Christian friends and followers, a belated very happy Easter! To the Jewish community, belated chag sameach!  I hope you all had a wonderful Passover. To the Indian community – a belated happy Holi!  May the colors of happiness, prosperity, and love rain down upon each and […]

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Posted March 11, 2021 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Twelfth Night ranks up with A Midsummer Night’s Dream when you are looking at Shakespeare’s comedies that have been produced and adapted to death.  While this play about disguising your gender and falling in love and mistaken twins play have played better in he 1600s, these days there’s a lot to say about the underlying sense of homophobia, bullying, and implied transphobia of having a character dress in drag for the audience’s entertainment.  Fortunately because it’s a play, there are ways of interpreting this for the stage that can alleviate some of the problematic elements. While Twelfth Night isn’t my favorite […]

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff:  January 2021 Wrap Up!

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff: January 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted February 8, 2021 in Checking In // 2 Comments

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2021, where we get to look at everything that got rolling as the new year started and we can celebrate how strikingly different everything is now that it’s not 2020 anymore! I kid, of course, because we still have all the same things to work on as we did in 2020, all the same concerns and challenges and opportunities for growth.  But the psychology of hope is nice, right?  For myself, 2021 hasn’t been too bad on a personal level, and for that I’m truly grateful.  Still, there’s the continued opportunity to do […]

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

After participating in the year-long reading challenge Start onYour Shelfathon in 2020, I knew I wanted to do at least one reading challenge in 2021 to help guide my reading.  I like the idea of reading challenges and that gamification aspect, especially how they make me look around and mix up my TBR and sometimes even search outside of it to meet challenges. So I figured I’d go find a really popular reading challenge like “Beat the Backlist” or something similar and join in. … But I know that you know… that I’m not telling the truth. (*cue music*) Okay no. […]