From Praesidium: A Journal of Literate and Literary Analysis, an essay on Orality and Literacy Revisited: Beleaguered Allies Against the Technical Onslaught of the Visual. A review of Language and Globalization by Norman Fairclough and Discourse by Jan Blommaert. A review of Indo-European Poetry and Myth by M.L. West. A review of When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David by Susan Ackerman. A review of Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery. As we like him: A review of Will by Christopher Rush; Shakespeare’s Wife by Germaine Greer; and The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street by Charles Nicholl. A review of William Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson (and more). The pimp and the playmaker: What exactly was Shakespeare up to in Silver Street, renting a room above a wigmaker's and collaborating with a villain? The orphan playwright: He collaborated with Shakespeare and adapted his plays after his death, but Thomas Middleton was always overshadowed by the Bard. A new collected works is set to change all that.