Lope de Vega Haiku

Life of liaisons, Or priestly celibacy? Come, torrid affairs! Today on Playwright Week, we have Lope de Vega. (Thus finally fulfilling a request from my brother, which I was morally obligated to do, as he is the firstborn and heir.) We're also three for three with jailbirds. Lope de Vega was born in 1562 after … Continue reading Lope de Vega Haiku

Astor Place Riot Haiku

Chill out, drama geeks. Find calming play, like football Or Monopoly. Actor Week continues with the American Edwin Forrest and the British William Charles Macready - or rather, what happened when shit got real between the two. May 10, 1849. Forrest and Macready were performing in rival productions of Macbeth at the Broadway Theater and … Continue reading Astor Place Riot Haiku