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Nov 1, 1913


SOMEONE, we believe, has divided the human race into three sexes—men, women, and clergymen. The great ages of the world have been those in which the men and women regarded the clergymen with suspicion. 1,798 more words

Stress-free Shakespeare

“You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”

I never experienced Shakespeare properly until A Level, at which I had to write an essay on Othello (which I managed to do without reading it) and painfully study Measure for Measure in Drama.

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A Wild Sketch Appears!

I really can’t write plays. Unfortunately for my readers, that doesn’t mean I won’t try. This is the proposed final scene for my forthcoming masterpiece, ‘Benvolio and Mercutio Aren’t Feeling Very Well,’ a comi-tragic piece of theatre that, I reassure you, has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,’ or indeed, ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ Nope. 934 more words

Summer in London - A Collection of Reviews

Head Critic Phoebe Graham reflects upon a marathon of shows this summer in London.

Julius Caesar – Shakespeare’s Globe

Using the Globe’s £5 standing scheme I found myself stood amongst a crowd as if in Ancient Rome, witnessing the tale of Brutus and his dilemma between loyalty to a friend or the republic. 564 more words

London Reviews

Portia’s Speech

Merchant of venice.
Pancham da r.d barman.

Mercy is an endangered species today although, in poetic parlance, the “quality of mercy” may  “droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven”. 506 more words

British Literature

"What's done, is done."

Lady Macbeth:
“How now, my lord, why do you keep alone,
Of sorriest fancies your companions making,
Using those thoughts which should indeed have died…

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A summer in the Crucible @ Old Vic - (background)

(Note/warning – i’m having to split this into various posts so i haven’t gotten to the Crucible yet, this is just context, so avoid if what you are after is just the Crucible :-)) 1,085 more words