Sound Trumpets

Some folks on a Shakespeare Facebook group had questions and opinions about Shakespeare’s musical stage directions, and when I said I had done one of my masters’ theses on this topic, they wanted to know more. Apologies in advance. If you read Shakespeare’s plays, particularly the histories, you’ll quickly notice stage directions like, “Sound trumpets […]


Ancient History

This weekend, our family went to Chicago and visited the Field Museum. We were mostly there for the dinosaurs, but were pleased to discover that they have a great collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Of particular note for my current project were the following discoveries: First, most of the jewelry and statuary was blue. Blue […]