Tag Archives: Authenticity

Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking…

Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolize a way of living — being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp … Continue reading

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The Reality of Nude Photos

This has been out there for awhile, so many may have seen the Tumblr (Growing Our My Bush) or this particular post. However, it’s worth considering here. This brave woman actually started the blog for a different reason: to document … Continue reading

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Authenticity, again

We’ve used the terms “authentic” and “authenticity” a lot, and given various examples, but not really offered a definition. Here are some basic dictionary definitions: au·then·tic, adj: 1. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief 2. … Continue reading

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Social nudity and authenticity

Playwrights don’t produce a large number of works that contain explicit nudity or even deal with the subject of nudity – or at least not works that are commonly performed. Obviously, that’s because of the formidable taboos against nudity in … Continue reading

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Nudity and authenticity

Does social nudity promote authenticity? The general assumption of naturists and nudists is that it does. So that’s what we’re going to examine. But let’s start by looking at why authenticity is important in the first place. It’s about being … Continue reading

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Acting and authenticity in As You Like It

As You Like It, written in the middle part of Shakespeare’s career, is one of the dramatist’s more serious and sophisticated comedies. While classical Greek comedy was generally laden with farce and satire, the Elizabethan form, and Shakespeare’s in particular, … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Shakespeare about nudity?

On the surface, at least, not a lot. Perhaps the most frequent actual references to nudity are found in King Lear. The king has been dethroned by the treachery of his daughters Goneril and Regan. In Act III, he has … Continue reading

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