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Ellen MacKay
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“I Don’t Get It…”
For my Themester activity I
attended Adam Zuckers “Twelfth Night and the Broken Jest.” This talk was
honestly right up my alley, Mr. Zucker discussed the idea of jest and even
after scholars analyze and attempt to deduce certain jokes from the past, we
stil...
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The Themester event I attended was the October 7th showing of Margin Call .
The basic plot of the movie details a single day at an investment firm
in New York as the employees of the firm decide to sell all their
worthless assets and essentially crash the...
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Margin Call
The Themester
event I attended was the October 7th showing of Margin Call . The basic plot of the movie details a single day at an
investment firm in New York as the employees of the firm decide to sell all
their worthless assets and essentially crash the e...
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Everyone is not what they seem For my
Themester blog, I chose to see the movie Catfish. Catfish is the true
story of Nev Shulman, who started a relationship with a woman he
believed to be a young, blonde artist, but who actually
turned out to be a middle...
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Misidentified Monarchs
I’ve been noticing mistaken identities in Cymbeline and
Henry IV Part I. Obviously we’ve already gone through the frankly astounding
number of confused identities in Cymbeline: Innogen as unfaithful, Innogen as
Fidele, Fidele as dead, Cloten as Posthumus, P...
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The Hunt for Hannibal
This is extremely belated, but I assure you, it will still
be a good blog. The Hunt leaves an impression. The Hunt is a Swedish film starring Mads Mikkelson, known in
the U.S. for his chilling Hannibal the Cannibal on NBC’s Hannibal (also his
chilling good ...
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Timon Zuckerberg
I like to consider myself a bit
of a connoisseur of Oscar-nominated movies, so when I saw that the cinema was
airing The Social Network and Margin Call , two movies I had not yet
seen, I jumped on the opportunity. There’s really no need to say that both wer...
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Mendacity and Crap
       While I was not particularly fond of the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I did enjoy the underlying themes, backstory and the overall connection to King Lear  by
William Shakespeare. The most profound connection that I saw between
the two
plays, was th...
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Fathers in Shakespeare: Less Mature Than Their Daughters
As mentioned in the prompt, we
discussed the parallel of the openings of King Lear and Midsummer: both fathers
cutting off their daughters and not using their power as a father and king for
the greater good. Apparently, Shakespeare really loves to use a pro...
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Runaway Love
We are presented with lovers who simply cannot be together in
Cymbeline and Midsummer Night's Dream. Posthemus and Innogen, shown in
Cymbeline, are married and Posthemus was sent away by King Cymbeline as
he was not accepted as the husband of his daughte...
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