The Original Shakespeare Blog

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Over nearly two decades, the Shakespeare blog known as Shakespeare Geek has produced over three thousand posts celebrating everything Shakespeare. Of course, we have the expected analysis of the plays and sonnets, book and product reviews, and pop culture references. But we’ve also been busy creating original Shakespeare jokes, games, and educational material. We’re here to prove that Shakespeare makes life better.

If A Shakespeare Blog Did Not Exist, It Would Be Necessary To Create One

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In 2005, I went looking for an online place to discuss all things Shakespeare. Maybe I saw a reference in a movie or heard a funny joke. Or maybe I had a question or an exciting interpretation of a scene that I wanted to share. At the time, I couldn’t find that place, so I created it here.

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Recent Posts

  • I mean that literally. The other day, while thinking about ghosts and special effects in modernized Shakespeare adaptations, I thought, couldn’t Hamlet have dreamed the whole thing? We’ve already got his “in my mind’s eye, Horatio,” reference. What would that do to the play? Has anybody done that before? I don’t know about the answer […]
  • I like that this exists, and I think we should do more filmed versions of stage plays so the rest of the world can enjoy the fun. Even if the individual productions aren't great, I'd much rather have more to choose from.
  • I grew up watching “Shake it Up” on Disney Channel. In fact, I grew up watching Disney Channel in general, but there were certain shows that just stuck with me into adulthood. I now find myself obsessed with how Bridget Mendler from “Good Luck Charlie” was able to get like seven degrees, how Sabrina Carpenter […]
  • https://amzn.to/4ae0Kc7 I waited in (virtual) line for Dame Judi Dench’s audiobook, Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays The Rent. Like Sir Patrick Stewart’s book, this is one of those things that as a Shakespeare Geek you simply must experience. These are the gods and goddesses of our art still walking the earth. When they speak, we […]
  • This post is brought to you by My Own Personal Shakespeare: Macbeth Edition, our newly released book, now available on Amazon! Recapture what Shakespeare means to you. Over at the Bardfilm blog, our good friend KJ put up a lengthy post dissecting scenes of Macbeth in the Max series Barry. If you’re a fan of […]
  • Well, folks, that’s another Shakespeare Day in the books. Did you have fun? Maybe I’m watching too much pro wrestling lately (did anybody even recognize the shout-out at the beginning of the day?), but I love this image. I had it painted in classic LeRoy Neiman style, if anybody remembers his class Sports Illustrated images. […]
  • So, there’s this funny thing about publishing a physical book on Amazon – the reports don’t actually update until the book ships Which means the next day. So I have no idea how many copies of My Own Personal Shakespeare: Macbeth Edition we were lucky enough to sell today. I’m not sure I’ll sleep tonight, […]

My Book Is Now Available!

My daughter asked for a copy of Macbeth after her college class on the play was over. Her relationship with the play wasn’t over, it was just beginning. I asked her what edition she wanted and she said, “That doesn’t matter, I just want a copy of my own where I can record my thoughts.” So I did what any father would do, I created an edition just for her.

My Own Personal Shakespeare: Macbeth is now available on Amazon! Explore Macbeth at your own pace and on your own terms, and document your personal experience with the Scottish Play. Underline your favorite parts, leave notes for yourself in the margins. Draw little doodles of floating daggers on the blank note pages spread throughout the book. Make it your own. We’re hoping to make this a series so everybody can have their own personal copy of their own favorite Shakespeare play.

Shakespeare Makes Life Better

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The expression “Shakespeare makes life better” refers to the enduring popularity and relevance of William Shakespeare’s plays and poetry. Despite being written over 400 years ago, Shakespeare’s works continue to captivate audiences around the world with their timeless themes of love, power, ambition, and morality. His characters, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Lady Macbeth, are iconic and have become part of the cultural lexicon.

Shakespeare’s plays are not just entertainment but also offer insight into the human condition, providing commentary on social and political issues that remain relevant today. They have been adapted and reinterpreted in countless ways, from film adaptations to modern retellings, demonstrating the universality of his work.

Moreover, Shakespeare’s language and poetry are celebrated for their beauty, complexity, and versatility. His mastery of language and the human psyche has influenced countless writers and artists throughout history.

Overall, Shakespeare’s works continue to enrich our lives and offer us new perspectives on the world around us, making us laugh, cry, and think deeply about our own lives and experiences. Some people may think that a Shakespeare blog is a relic of the past. Well, technically so is Shakespeare, and we still think he’s pretty relevant. We’re not going anywhere.