Category Classic Literature

Claude Frollo, 15th Century Nice Guy ™

About a week ago, I finished reading Notre Dame de Paris (better known to English speakers like me as Hunchback of Notre Dame). As a Way More Than Casual fan of Les Mis, I wanted to make it my goal to read more of Hugo’s novels this year. Given the incredible new cast recording for the […]

Les Mis Redux: Finding My Voice

This is a bit more of a personal post than usual, but it is also one I feel very compelled to write, one of those moments when if I don’t get the words down on the page, my soul feels stuck . I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days, but due to […]

The Spirit of Rebellion

Admittedly I’ve been less than consistent with posting on this blog because of the two other major writing projects I’m currently working on, and this post is a bit of a departure from the norm (though it will tie in, and I’m thinking of expanding my blog topics) but this is a place where my […]

Silent Shakespeare

Wow, so this post has been delayed and delayed and delayed…life got in the way a bit, but hopefully I will now return to at least a semblance of a normal posting schedule. This week’s topic? A silent version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Silent Shakespeare, you ask? But isn’t Shakespeare known for his language, known […]

So Les Misérables…Is it Worth all the Hype?

In answer to the title of this blog post? Yes. Absolutely, positively, YES. There’s been a huge amount of hype surrounding Les Mis over the past several weeks due to the movie’s release in the U.S.  on Christmas Day and just a few days ago in Britain and several other countries. This movie has been […]