25 Graduation Caps for Book Lovers

It’s officially graduation season! Seniors are finishing up finals, collecting their caps and gowns, and bidding farewell to their home away from home. Students are preparing for the bittersweet occasion by decorating their caps before strutting across the stage. The tradition of decorating graduation caps is sort of like the final extra-credit project for students…

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A Piece of Shakespearean History: The First Folio Visits Seattle

Seattle Shakespeare fans got to celebrate in the run-up to the Bard’s birthday (or deathday, if you’re the glass-half-empty sort) with the arrival of the First Folio at the Central Library. An impressive gilt-edged tome of nine hundred pages, the first compilation of Shakespeare’s plays was opened to Hamlet’s “to be or not to be”…

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Not Just About Two Kids in Love: Top R&J Q&A

April is a fabulous month for all sorts of reasons: the sun is brighter, the temperature is higher, the flowers are blooming… And this month has a lot to do with Shakespeare. If you haven’t already noticed, we at the ‘Notes are big fans of the Bard, and April gives us even more excuses to…

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Shakespeare’s 400th Commemoration Contest WINNERS!

We asked you why you think William Shakespeare is still relevant, even 400 years after his death, and we are excited to share the winners below! Runners-up will receive 50 eNotes credits (to use on academic Q&A, essay review, and live tutoring) and the grand prize winner will receive $400 cash, a 1-year eNotes subscription, and…

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Macbeth Unlocked

William Shakespeare remains, hands down, one of the most well-known and influential writers in recent history. Throughout his career, he published a truly impressive library of sonnets, poems, verses, plays, and tales. Among these works, Shakespeare is credited with the writing of four major tragedies: Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and, of course, Macbeth. 

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