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From Television World Theatre to the BBC Shakespeare: The fluctuating status of the classic play on BBC Television 1957-1985

In a recent lecture, Huw Weldon, managing director of BBC television said: ‘We feel that, like the theatre at large, we should be wanting if we did not ceaselessly recreate the classics – Shakespeare, Sheridan, Shaw and so on.’ (Dunkley, Chris, ‘Review’, …

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Summer Shakespeare

The great outdoors. City parks. Old trees. Damp leaves. Bugs. Cold weather. 100 degrees. Unstable lawn chairs that squeak with every slight adjustment, or a thin, thin towel on the rock hard ground. 598 more words

A Midsummer Night's Dream


“You have witchcraft in your lips.”

(William Shakespeare)

Henry V – Act 5, Scene 2

Haunting Things

Twelfth Night, English Repertory Theatre, Oxford Castle

The English Repertory Theatre is making a splash in their first outing to the Oxford Castle this summer with the well-chosen Shakespearean comedy, Twelfth Night… 347 more words


Chasing a nymph through the woods

Chasing a nymph through the woods–it may sound like I was living out some fantasy as a character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but I was only running after a butterfly, a Common Wood Nymph ( 139 more words


Day 213: Let Slip The Robo-Dogs Of War

It’s a Shakespeare quotation, y’see. And these are MacBeth trainers… Look, it worked in my mind last night when I thought of it, okay?

Loads to cover today, and typically I’m way behind schedule, so I’ll crack on. 827 more words