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By Orlando on May 14, 2013
I thought it would be fun to share my list of things I have noticed Shakespeare does repeatedly, and ask if you have any others.
By Orlando on May 1, 2013
The recent import from the BBC 4, Shakespeare Uncovered, is a six-part series in which one well-known public face of the theatre each episode gives an in-depth, personal walk-through a selection from Shakespeare’s plays. Four examine a single play, the other two look at more than one, related by genre. The Beeb’s website has outlines and [...]
By Orlando on September 21, 2012
Paulina is one of Shakespeare’s lesser known, but most vibrant and admirable mouthy women.
By Orlando on June 19, 2012
We all know which way the Avengers falls, but have you ever wondered whether Shakespeare passes the Bechdel test?
Who’st the jackanapes who failed to sweetly convey the imminent dawning of Talk Like Shakespeare Day, that I might more timely partake of such delights that roll most trippingly off the tongue?
By tigtog on April 23, 2012
It’s splitting from the nave to the chops time!
Actually, I’d rather watch this collection of fine videos from the Talk Like Shakespeare Day website.
By Guest Hoyden on September 30, 2011
In Othello, it is Emilia, unfortunate wife of the villainous Iago, who delivers the woman’s equivalent of Shylock’s more famous “Has not a Jew eyes?” speech.
Such is the focus on the central couple that it is easy to forget that two husbands kill their wives in this play.
By tigtog on January 19, 2011
Kinda. David Tennant and Catherine Tate will reunite to perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (as Benedick and Beatrice, respectively) for a season at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End.
By Guest Hoyden on November 3, 2010
The casual use of violence perpetrated on the female body in telling a story about a man’s experience will not be news to most people here, but it might be enlightening to look at it in the context of what is often considered to be one of the great works of humanist literature, one that still carries more cultural weight than possibly any other, and is often claimed to speak to all people, everywhere.