The Performance of Ghost Hunting, Part II

This blog is a continuation of "The Performance of Ghost Hunting, Part I" The critically acclaimed actress Fiona Shaw also volunteered to have her brain scanned, where she would switch back and forth from “acting” in the MRI machine to doing static actions such as saying the ABC’s and counting numbers. The results were that… Continue reading The Performance of Ghost Hunting, Part II

The Real Doctor Faustus

The legends of brilliant men making pacts with the Devil in order to acquire their knowledge is a tale as old as time.  Theophilus the Penitent was one of the earliest legends, but a man from Germany would become more famous, and immortalized in many works such as Christopher Marlowe's play, Doctor Faustus, and Goethe's… Continue reading The Real Doctor Faustus

Calphurnia and Portia: Rome’s Unwanted Women

Okay, back to business.  No more paranormal for a while and back to research! Julius Caesar is a play that is suspended between the realms of history and tragedy.  The play is male-dominated, with only two women roles: Calphurnia, Caesar’s wife, and Portia, Brutus’ wife.  The lack of female presence is noticed in comparison to… Continue reading Calphurnia and Portia: Rome’s Unwanted Women