El ángel caído – Cristina Peri Rossi (Translation and analysis)

The angel hurtled down to earth, exactly as the Russian satellite had, which had been spying on the movements of the American Tenth Fleet when it suddenly lost altitude from its orbit at 950 kilometres above sea level. And exactly like the US satellite that was also spying on the movements of the Russian fleet … Continue reading El ángel caído – Cristina Peri Rossi (Translation and analysis)

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Shakespeare and Marlowe: The flouting of magic and genre

The timeless appeal of Shakespeare’s plays may owe their popularity to his apparent lack of interest in maintaining genre. His plays appear to reject the blasé conventions, as reality does more often than not, that plagued his contemporaries as well as the popular film, literature, and theatre of our current era. However, I would argue … Continue reading Shakespeare and Marlowe: The flouting of magic and genre

Hamlet’s Character Transformation

"For all his talk, Hamlet’s state of mind and motivations are no clearer at the end of Hamlet than they were at the beginning.” Evaluate this proposition playing close attention to relevant aspects of dramatic technique in Shakespeare’s play, including discussion of at least three of Prince Hamlet's soliloquies. To evaluate Hamlet’s state of mind and motivations … Continue reading Hamlet’s Character Transformation