All posts tagged Shakespeare

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]