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Archive Book Review • SHAKESPEARE'S WIFE by Germaine Greer • pub. Bloomsbury Publishing • 2007

You know you are in for a good read when an intellectual and academic, who also happens to be the adopted mother of Austral-British feminism, gets to grips with the thorny issue of Shakespeare’s Wife. 756 more words


Shakespeare´s insults

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit is a personal favourite.

Perhaps I should invest some time in learning a few intelligent insults. Only problem is the people they´d be directed at probably wouldn’t´t understand them. So sad.


Some thoughts on Andrew Scott as Hamlet at the Almeida

There were many things I liked about the new production of Hamlet, at the Almeida theatre, starring Andrew Scott. Unfortunately, Andrew Scott wasn’t one of them. 545 more words

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged) - review

This review first appeared in British Theatre Guide

Reduced Shakespeare Company presents
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)
by Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin   381 more words


To Dream: Anatomy of a Humachine by Louis K. Lowy

I am not generally a fan of the science fiction gene, so when my friend Louis K. Lowy sent me a copy of his most recent novel, … 391 more words

Valerie Penny

Ostentation and Identity in the Taming of the Shrew (part 4)

Though, as Marianne L. Novy writes, “the focus of the play is not on the apparent changes in social class permitted by changes of clothes,” but, rather, on the change of identity by Katherine from shrew to loving wife, the theme of change in social status through change in clothing plays an important part even in the central plot. 2,687 more words

William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream

When you’ve seen a play tens of times, you invariably focus on the interpretation you are now watching. For the first half of this heavily cut ‘Dream’ I couldn’t get the questions ‘what are you getting at here?’ and ‘where are you going with this?’ out of my head. 211 more words