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My A-Z of Reading: M is for Music

People read music, I know; I don’t, I can’t: it might as well be Martian. Music is something I’ve roundly failed at, from being unable to play the recorder at primary school to being bribed not to sing at secondary school (my voice broke very early, and I am tone deaf). 503 more words

Rambling About Reading

Our Shakespeare Streets

On Monday 28 November Chillingham Road Primary School and Hotspur Primary School put on a wonderful performance for family and friends to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and to celebrate some of the many outstanding people who have lived in the Heaton streets named in Shakespeare’s honour – and who they have been learning about in class. 152 more words


Othello: reading irony

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Othello: Reading Irony

When someone says, “Oh, that’s ironic!” what do they mean?  These days irony doesn’t mean much more than saying one thing and meaning another. 1,480 more words


I pray you remember the Porter. – MACBETH, II iii

Look, I must get back to doing some footnoting and pronunciating for Kentucky Shakespeare’s summer season. I’ve been busily & desperately trying to get Guildenstern’s lines into my addled and aging brain which has delayed my dramaturgerery for a spell. 1,414 more words

Shakespeare Video Project

Here are the requirements for the Reduced Shakespeare video you’ll be making. We look forward to watching them!

Let’s watch a few more samples to get you thinking. 14 more words