Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fame!

.. I’m gonna live forever. Nope I’m not writing about learning how to fly high, apologies. But yesterday I headed over to check out the Dickens Journals Online exhibition which for two weeks only is running in the Old Gaol … Continue reading

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Dr Who, Shakespeare, Drood and Friends. This is not the end.

Earlier this week I came across an outtake from Friends. Probably a scene that many have already seen but it was my first viewing and having seen the seasons over and over I was excited to discover new, or new … Continue reading

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Horrid Henry VI and Moody Margaret of Anjou

The Henry VI plays continue to be pushed aside as not Shakespeare’s (and not in a good way – that’s code for not Shakespeare = not good apparently.. poor potential collaborators) In many respects Wikipedia says it all: Some regard … Continue reading

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Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me.

“Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me.” – Hamlet. Powerful words particularly in November which is a month of memories and remembering, first up is the 5th of November and Guy Fawkes night and some bright spark many years ago, concerned at appalling memories … Continue reading

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Rags to Riches, Fighting Fortune and Thomas Lord Cromwell

It’s now day 5 (well actually it’s closer to day 7..) The joys of having a book recalled to the library mid-play have meant that I am a little behind on the play-a-day project. But with the weekend fast approaching … Continue reading

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Tragedy? In Spain? You’ve got to be Kydding.

It’s day 4 of my 10 plays in as many days challenge having tackled Arden of Faversham, Locrine, and Edward III and now I’ve hit a well known play, The Spanish Tragedy. Well known not only in its only right but also because … Continue reading

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On the Third Day Edward III Appeared and it Was Good

For ten days I’m reading a play a day, which I kick-started on Saturday with Arden of Faversham, Sunday’s treat was Locrine and Monday’s play was Edward III. The subject of this post. Edward III perhaps needs less introduction than … Continue reading

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