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Shakespearing #31: Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespearing #31 by David Foley

Antony and Cleopatra

One reason I wouldn’t be a good playwriting teacher is that I wouldn’t know how to teach inconsistency. 658 more words


Deadly Murder

I paid another visit to the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch on Monday in order to see their new show, a thriller called Deadly Murder. Written by David Foley, the play is directed by Simon Jessop and stars ex- 409 more words


Shakespearing #25: Troilus and Cressida

Shakespearing #25 by David Foley

Troilus and Cressida

You have to let critics do what they do, and one who reviewed my play Cressida Among the Greeks… 649 more words


Shakespearing #24: Twelfth Night

Shakespearing #24 by David Foley

Twelfth Night

I am sure that a lot of the coyness and silliness that accompanies productions of Shakespeare that include cross-dressing roles is an attempt to steer them clear of the Queer.

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Shakespearing #23: Hamlet

Shakespearing #23 by David Foley


For a certain kind of theatre/English lit nerd, Hamlet was our Catcher in the Rye. Hamlet not Holden was the disaffected hero who awakened our sense that we were surrounded by phonies in a messed-up world. 643 more words


Shakespearing #22: As You Like It

Shakespearing #22 by David Foley

As You Like It

I’ve probably fallen too easily into the assumption that the order I’m using for Shakespeare’s plays reflects an actual order of composition. 650 more words


Shakespearing #19: Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespearing #19 by David Foley

Much Ado About Nothing

Why are Beatrice and Benedick so funny? Maybe you can’t appreciate the force of the question unless you’ve been reading a lot of Shakespeare lately, unless you’ve struggled through the sometimes dusty corridors of his humor, laboriously reconstructing jokes and trying to imagine how they landed four hundred years ago. 608 more words