Books, Gender, Movies

Movies You Didn’t Know Were Adaptations

When I was writing Friday's post, I started to notice a trend in the movies I was pointing out: more than half of them were based on classic works. The more I thought about it, the more examples I was able to come up with, which lead me to this post. Here are a few… Continue reading Movies You Didn’t Know Were Adaptations

Characters, Rant, Reviews

Romeo & Juliet, and the Problem with Teenage Romances

Like all English majors before me, I love Shakespeare. I love the rhythm in his words. I love how bawdy, sarcastic and snarky his characters are. I love that he manages to turn a largely formulaic play structure ("tragedy" or "comedy" - and ne'er the two shall meet!) into thrilling stories. For this reason, I've… Continue reading Romeo & Juliet, and the Problem with Teenage Romances