#MindTheBard: Leech (Henry V)

To kick off the week, we go once more unto the leech… Giant Microbes aren’t just about ‘germs’, as we shall see over the course of this week, with worms, organs & various other biomedical critters making up the collection. The humble leech has been sucked out of one of Shakespeare’s most well-known histories: Henry V. […]

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

“I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure.” Censored prior to its debut in a literary magazine and banned upon its publication as a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray has (for many) been reduced down to references to a portrait in the attic when someone looks impossibly fresh-faced & youthful […]

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Henry V (The Barn Theatre)

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Following hot on the heels of the Globe’s summer production, The Barn Theatre in Cirencester also takes on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays: Henry V. Over the past few years ‘patriotism’ has become something of a watchword, appealing to the far right factions and leaving many […]

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