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The brainchild of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, this incredibly funny play, written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1987 and subsequently transferred to London’s West End where it ran for nine years. 166 mais palavras

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #7-'Miranda' by Frederick Goodall

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic. 6 mais palavras


Cymbeline; what's a love story without some scandal?

It was January 25, 1897, the opening night of William Shakespeare’s romance Cymbeline, based on the legend of an early Celtic British king, at Wallack’s Theatre. 781 mais palavras

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Dramatis Personae, Part 1

In somewhat jokey fashion, the previous post introduced the players in this narrative via a series of Twitterick poems. When this blog was simply a part of the Tower Company newsletter there was a reasonable assumption that readers would at least know a little about the people being referred to. 888 mais palavras

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ever since high school,  I have avoided Shakespeare like the plague. I think everyone reads Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet in school–it’s pretty much a requirement worldwide. 408 mais palavras


Passion and Shakespeare

Throughout his career, Shakespeare returned almost obsessively to the themes of love, violence and human passion. He explored these primal themes in a number of different ways in plays as different as… 64 mais palavras

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