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Shakespeare’s Comic And Tragic “Amen Amen”

January 4, 2008 David Hurley 0

In the brief sixth scene of the second act of Romeo and Juliet, while Romeo and Friar Laurence await the arrival of Juliet, Friar Laurence offers offers up this orison, expressive of a certain anxiety about the clandestine nature of the marriage ceremony: “So smile the heavens upon this holy [Read more…]

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Thursday 10th May: Mrs M Builds A Mighty Fortress!

May 11, 2007 David Hurley 0

On Wednesday I lengthened out Doctor M’s “History in English” class so that we could finish the book we have been reading over much of the past year, “A Mighty Fortress” by Steven Ozment. It has been an interesting read, although the style leaves much to be desired. Ozment’s conclusions [Read more…]