Category Archives: Shakespeare in the News

Trump, Shakespeare, and Missing the Point

With the rise of dystopian fiction sales – most notably Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four and Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale but also Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here – an increase in popularity largely attributed to its alarming relevance to contemporary western, especially American, … Continue reading

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Perchance to Speak

Today is world mental health day. A day which affects all of us and a day which indicates both how far we have travelled and how far we still have to go. Raising awareness of the devastation mental illness can … 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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Tenuous Connections

It was a day today for tenuous connections it seems. Most of my day yesterday was spent trawling letting websites and contacting estate agents. I know, I really know how to live! Admittedly I am actually looking for somewhere to live … Continue reading

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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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Tragedy!

Recently a friend of mine who works for the RNIB went to a conference. No doubt you are wondering why I’m sharing this meaningless piece of information. Perhaps I’d better explain. It was a conference on tax. Wait there’s a … Continue reading

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