Challenge Week 2018: round-up

It was a busy old week, wasn’t it? I managed to stick to my plan of two blogs a day, and did what I could to start some conversations on social media. I also got as much out of my theatre-related clothing & accessories while I was at it! Linked to the day’s events, where […]

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Day 7: Shakespeare and Remembrance

For my final evening of challenge week I thought it was only right that I head to the Globe, especially as they were putting on a Remembrance-based event to mark the centenary of Armistice Day: Shakespeare and Remembrance (“The harsh and boist’rous tongue of war”). Now, this is more my fault than anything, but I […]

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Day 7: “It was Greek to me”

I’ve been noticing a bit of a trend this year for all things Ancient Greek – whether it’s TV programme Troy: Fall of a City on the BBC, stage productions of ancient plays, or shows inspired by myth & legend. Aside from the Tudors, Ancient Greece was my absolute favourite topic. It was great to […]

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Day 2: Shakespeare’s Stages

Renowned actor Michael Pennington counts himself as “lucky enough” to have played Hamlet twice, as well as the role of King Lear – and many of you will probably have seen him in one Shakespeare or another at some point. I fondly remember his portrayal of Antigonus in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s […]

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Day 1: Brush up your Shakespeare

If you mention the name William Shakespeare to someone, there’s a good chance the first word that pops into their head will be ‘boring’. (Or ‘who?‘, in the case of a worrying proportion of school children.) This word association likely harks back to school days, being forced into writing essays on one of the Bard’s […]

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Macbeth (Merely Theatre)

“Something wicked this way comes…” It’s Merely Theatre, as they tour their brand new production of the Scottish Play in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. Macbeth is an incredibly popular Shakespearean choice this year (I’ve now seen four versions already in 2018, with the Globe’s winter season offering still to come), with thoughts of […]

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