Tag Archive: Shakespeare

Really Great Theatre Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas.

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I’m a reader, I watch a lot of films, I occasionally get to classical concerts and galleries and sometimes even the Opera, but I rarely get to see plays any more. Thanks to… Continue reading

The Most Perfect Place on the Planet to see ‘The Tempest’

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Before we discovered the closely guarded secret of the utterly fabulous perfection of Pembrokeshire, I thought we’d end up living somewhere in Cornwall. Both my husband and I (along with everybody else in… Continue reading

How to Traumatise your Children with High Culture: The Prequel

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Stuck for what to do with a pair of bickering brats on a wet afternoon in the school holidays, My Mum chanced upon a local Am Dram Society production of Othello in the… Continue reading

A Midsummer Night’s Murder

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British summertime would not be complete without the incessant rain and strawberries of Wimbledon, a sunburnt, wasp-stung trip to the seaside, and a picnic while watching your local amateur dramatic society murdering Shakespeare’s… Continue reading

Much Ado About Who?

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When David Tennant’s Doctor regenerated, my daughter and I clung to each other sobbing, our heads aching and eyes puffy from tears. After a while I did grow to love Matt Smith, but… Continue reading

Mr Bean as Romeo? You’re having a laugh!

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In my teens, I went to see Sean Bean and Niamh Cusack in Michael Bogdanov’s production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for the RSC. I was not familiar with Sean Bean at the time,… Continue reading

‘Beware the Ides of March’

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As today is the Ides, or the 15th of March – famed as being particularly inauspicious for Julius Caesar, (and he can’t say he wasn’t warned!) – I thought it would be a… Continue reading