Monthly Archives: January 2015

“All you have to do is call my name..” – The Importance of Literature

“Look it’s by Charles Dickens!” My sister said as she sorted through the old Christmas cards after school. The card she was holding was a picture of a snowy scene and presumably in relation to the Scrooge we meet after … Continue reading

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Mucedorus, pursued with a bear

It’s the penultimate day today in my play-a-day series, with eight of the ten plays in Shakespeare & Others: Collaborative Plays already completed (Arden of Faversham, Locrine, Edward III, The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Lord Cromwell, Sir Thomas More, The London … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money: It’s not a Rich Man’s World

As you may have gathered by now, I’m working my way through a collection of plays, ten in all (to start with), Shakespeare & Others: Collaborative Plays and I’ve now reached play number eight – that’s right after today there … Continue reading

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A bloke called Aritchoke, metamorphosis, and The London Prodigal

Today in my series a play a day, I’ve worked my way up to play number seven (of ten) in Shakespeare and Others: Collaborative Plays having already covered Arden of Faversham, Locrine, Edward III, The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Lord Cromwell and Sir Thomas More. … Continue reading

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“Please, sir,” replied Chettle, “I want some More.”

Some weeks ago I set about to read a play-a-day, in a endeavour to read the entirety of Shakespeare and Others: The Collaborative Plays. I tackled Arden of Faversham, Locrine, Edward III, The Spanish Tragedy and Thomas Lord Cromwell before work took … Continue reading

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Rhyming couplets: A Year of Shakespeare and Lewis

Over the last couple of weeks I have seen a number of year in review, my top-ten …, and similar kinds of posts, inevitable I suppose given that it is January now and, somewhat shockingly (I say that in all … Continue reading

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The-Possibly-Not-Shakespeare-Post

Earlier this week, Yasmin (whose blog you can check out here) sent me this article, It’s yet another in the recent rush to prove Shakespeare wasn’t Shakespeare before his upcoming anniversary, 400 years since his death to be exact, next year. … Continue reading

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