Hello! I’m Sarah Waters, a PhD student at Oxford Brookes University, I’m currently working on research which looks at the representation of female melancholy in Early Modern theatre (particularly Shakespeare’s plays) right through to the present day. Snippets of this might pop up here and there on this blog.

This blog is mainly about Shakespeare, Shakespeare where we don’t expect him as we turn to Shakespeare appropriation and adaptation, it also features reviews, Spark-Note style summaries of lesser known plays, and write-ups on conferences. Occasionally there will be a post which doesn’t mention Shakespeare. But for the most part this is his domain.


4 Responses to About

  1. I was nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Excellence Award last week with the invitation that I pass it on to some of my favourite blogs by the excellent Michelle Joelle. As she said when passing it to me she was not sure what dragons have to do with this but if it brings a few more visitors to your blog then I am delighted. Do check out the award at http://stephencwinter.com/category/dragons-loyalty-award-for-excellence and pass it on if you wish to do so or otherwise.

  2. Big Tim says:

    I’m interested in the link you’ve made elsewhere with Shakespeare and Narnia. I’m currently trying to write a dissertation for my MTh on the Chronicles and am interested in the various theories about subtexts. I wonder if you would be willing to share some of your research with me. Thanks.

    • Sarah Waters says:

      I’d definitely be happy to talk Narnia with you, feel free to get in touch with me via e-mail (sarah.waters-2015@brookes.ac.uk) and we can take things from there.

      • Big Tim says:

        Hi Sarah,

        Thanks for replying to my message. I tried emailing you but I guess it went straight into your junk folder.

        I’m a Lewis enthusiast, not really a scholar, but I’m struggling and limping my way through the rigors of academia towards a Masters in Applied Theology. Having narrowly passed my modules, I have the task of a dissertation before me. Lewis said “Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.” And as such I have opted to write about Narnia.

        My working title is : “Do C.S. Lewis’s ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ contain apologetic arguments for individual groups?” and I intend to show that he had apologetic typologies in mind when writing. In my introduction I want to do a brief overview of some of the various theories of interpretation of Narnia, the moral interpretation of Lindskoog; the astrological interpretation of Ward and the deadly sins interpretation of King, but I would also like to include your observations of finding Shakespeare plays alongside the Greek, Roman and Christian myths/legends appearing in the Chronicles. Can you point me to any other commentators who have observed the same things.
        This is where I get a bit cheeky, I would also love to have a look at the papers you posted about Hamlet in Prince Caspian and the Tempest in Dawn-Treader, for both academic and recreational interest. Would you object strongly to emailing me the files? If not don’t worry.

        Thanks again and God bless,

        Big Tim

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