Category Archives: Shakespeare

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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The One with the Eyes

I’ve had a bumper couple of weeks for play-watching, managing to catch King Lear, The Rover, Cymbeline and Two Noble Kinsmen all on a couple of chocka-block research days over in Stratford. I’ll write more about The Rover, Cymbeline and … Continue reading

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I need you!

Have you been involved in productions of Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles, or King John? Or have you got plans to be involved in productions of any of these plays in the next year or so? (Involvement either as actor, director, adapter, … Continue reading

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‘Fabric of this Vision’ – Improbable’s The Tempest

The play began with a washing machine, a stage strewn with garments, and a shaking sail made of clothes woven together. This fabric-heavy vision guided costumes and scenery alike. Ariel, of course, offered a laundry detergent joke, though her real … 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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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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@HenryVIpartone

As you may have noticed I sometimes have a problem with concision, about a year ago now a couple of friends suggested I might like to tackle this. No, they didn’t quite recommend therapy, though I’m sure that is an … Continue reading

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