“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”. – (Act V, Scene I)
The mark of the groundling is the cursed predisposition to impassioned, sweeping, radical statements that are incapable of compromise. 498 more words
Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It” displays various features of the pastoral, a mode of literature in which rural and urban settings are starkly contrasted (the rural settings offering a safe-haven from the laws, rulers, and values of urban life), in which characters express love (sometimes through poetry and song), and in which characters often disguise themselves to escape their current situations and pursue freedom. 535 more words
Having looked at the heroines of two of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, I thought of considering another couple from the great tragedies. I refer here to what is commonly seen as his most remarkable works, the five tragedies that between them span the different ages of man. 2,415 more words
June 29, 2014- The writer, Froma Harrop, in discussing the need for balance between travel and homing, mentions the Shakespearean character, Jaque, from As You Like It… 660 more words
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland announces an ambitious season of new work from September 2014 to January 2015.
In conjunction with an exciting array of performances and events throughout the upcoming months, the new season also marks a new phase in leadership as new Principal, Jeffrey Sharkey joins the Conservatoire. 138 more words