Tagged with Andrew B. Harris

Choice Drama at UNT: “Melissa’s Choice” by Steven Somkin

With a gripping play about the timely, hot button issue of choice (as in to abort a fetus or keep it to term), few would expect four of its six characters to be men and even fewer would expect the playwright to be a white man from the Baby Boomer generation. In the case of … Continue reading

Light Illuminating Dark: A.L.Rowse and Shakespeare’s Dark Lady

Playwright William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets. Twenty-four of them address his passionate love for an un-named person known as “the dark lady”, someone he described as ‘a woman color’d ill’ with black eyes and dark, coarse hair. Speculation about her identity has raged across the centuries, with several historical women often debated as candidates. One … Continue reading