All posts tagged Shakespeare

The National Theatre is making the bard accessible for children – before schools spoil all of the magic.

‘A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins.’ The Winters Tale is a classic Shakespearean play and the amazing actors and crew at the National […]

East to East: From Ukraine with Love: Part 1

9th February 2019 So, I’m currently sat in the breakfast hall of the aptly named ‘Ukraine Hotel’ in Kyiv, Ukraine – if you had not guessed. It is my first […]

The Most Famous Couples in Literature.

What better way to get in the ‘Valentines’ mood than to reminisce on the greatest love stories in literature? These couples show the different aspects of love that make their […]

Festival of Ideas for Curious Minds

Assuming that you are as uncultured as I am, you probably haven’t heard of the British Academy either. This beautifully historic institution is home to a fellowship of over 1,000 […]

Terry’s ‘Hamlet’ at the Globe – When a wannabe daring production ends up playing it safe

After falling in love with every and each of the plays staged over last season’s Summer of Love at the Globe for their boisterous characters, circus-like atmospheres, luscious costumes and […]

Don Lear, ‘New York used to be at my feet. Now it’s all gone to the dogs’

‘Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today If I don’t get some shelter Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away’ Gloucester’s blinding ‘Gimme Shelter’ by the Rolling Stones, played […]

Call Me By Your Name Review – Luca Guadagnino’s Glowing Gay Romance is The Romeo & Juliet of Our Times

With Call Me By Your Name, one can herald the arrival of a spiritual successor to Luchino Visconti, the master of romantic Italian cinema: director Luca Guadagnino. And with this […]

You can always depend upon the kindness of stranglers:

I’ve always been obsessed with shows and films that dealt with murder and suspense. I don’t recoil at Criminal Minds and CSI; if anything, the fictional, hyperbolic and at times, […]

FIVE ways National Theatre Live has revolutionised theatre

Recently I have been to my first National Theatre Live showing, and I shall be going again to see future broadcasts. Here are a few of my thoughts on why […]