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From Westworld to Indianapolis

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but at the end of March I’ll be presenting at the Popular Culture Association annual conference in Indianapolis, discussing the use of (primarily) Shakespearean references in the first season of HBO’s series Westworld, and how the use of these meta-texts help inform the series, its characters, and themes.

It’s been a bit tougher than I thought.

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Friday (Non-)Film Focus: Othello (yet again)

OK, so I open in Othello next weekend. As I’ve noted before, I’m playing Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, another in a series of Shakespeare’s dubious dads. I disappear after the first act, only to die off-stage sometime before Lodovico’s delivering of the news in Act Five.

But before I leave the stage (forever), I have one last rhyming couplet…

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