It is supposed that the first Moresca Dance was performed in Spanish Lerida in 1150 as a reminiscence of the expulsion of the Moors.
It is also an Italian Dance, one the most frequently mentioned of all the dances of the fifteenth century.
In Renaissance writings it is almost always mentioned that a Mouresca, Morisque or Moresque (Arab Lambra,) or Morisco was danced and it can be summarized as the story about the fight for a girl, it can be performed as a solo or group.
The classic Form is done with two rows and three dancers each. These rows move...
Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times, and his Review of the 1968 "Romeo and Juliet" film. Review was made on 10-15-68
ROMEO AND JULIET (1968) Film Review by Roger Ebert, on October 15, 1968
Like many victims of the American education system, I had a dislike for Shakespeare years before I got my hands on anything he had written. His name was a password to be profaned by 12-year-olds whose voices had started to change and who therefore had to act tough and cynical and, especially at 12, anti-intellectual.
But part of the problem came later, in the classroom, where we inched through "Julius Caesar" and "Macbeth" at a velocity of ten lines an hour. It was impossible to read Shakespeare as slowly as we did and remember...