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Paul Thomson

Member Since: 18th June 2009
No of Articles: 4
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21st June 2011

Romeo and Juliet on the Silver Screen

It’s impossible to estimate the effect William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has had on the modern day concept of the love story. It’s not uncommon for someone to reference those two star-crossed lovers when talking about a couple with a truly romantic h...

13th May 2011

Big River: Huck and Jim on Broadway

It’s not uncommon for popular novels to be made into movies. Almost all of Shakespeare’s works have a corresponding film adaption of some kind, although, to be fair, they were originally created for the stage, so the transition is a little more natural. B...

28th February 2011

To Quote or Not To Quote: Misinterpreting Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare is frequently quoted, both by true Shakespeare enthusiasts, and people who just assume that quoting Shakespeare will make them sound smart. A lot of people who haven't read a word of Shakespeare have heard about him enough in popular culture t...

16th December 2009

Mob vs. Man in Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird

Huck Finn and Scout Finch are two of American literature's most memorable and endearing narrators. One of the reasons they offer such fresh perspectives on the world is that they're still at the age where wiping your hands on the tablecloth is a pardonabl...