All posts tagged Shakespeare

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One Step Back: The Effects of Harry Potter on Adult Literacy

The news that it has been 20 years since the first book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published has been all over […]

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Underbelly Festival at London’s Southbank

Exam season is coming to an end. It is time to put your books down, allow your skin to see the sunlight again, and to breathe a HUGE sigh of […]

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‘The Tempest’ at Southward Playhouse – Review

Alonso, King of Naples, is thrown into the furious sea with his son, Ferdinand; his brother, Sebastian; and the Duke of Milan, Antonio. Caught in the eponymous storm, they find […]

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Christmas Theatre Picks

Christmas always makes me think of the theatre. A family outing to see the local pantomime or younger siblings’ school nativity is usually on the cards. But what about London? […]

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Beautiful Gardens and Infectious Comedy: Iris Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing ★★★★

On a damp and drizzly Tuesday evening I made my way to St. Paul’s Church, also fondly known as The Actors’ Church, to watch a promenade performance of Iris Theatre’s […]

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“The wheel is come full circle” – Shakespeare in Ten Acts

The anniversary of the four-hundredth death day, if you will, of William Shakespeare has led to a wide range of events around the city commemorating one of the most celebrated British writers. From Complete Walks to […]

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Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Review

William Shakespeare – the man gave us countless plays, expressions and conspiracy theories. This year marks 400 years since the Bard’s death, and what better way to celebrate his work than watching one of […]

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Shakespeare’s Globe: A Wooden Stage in a Concrete Jungle

As you wander across the entanglement that is the Millennium Bridge, under the watchful stare of St Paul’s Cathedral, your eyes cannot help but gaze across the flowing Thames towards […]

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5 Movies Based on Shakespeare Plays That Are Well Worth a Watch!

1) She’s the Man – inspired by Twelfth Night Quite an obvious pick… Yet still a fantastic film! 2) Ran – inspired by King Lear The aging king dividing his estate among his […]