Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Review: Much Adoing around the Globe

On a bright, increasing warm afternoon, I attended a matinée showing of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Pop Up Globe. The crowd was in a good humour and the performances were cheeky and energetic. It’s been ages since … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Suspension of relief?

It’s been a momentous couple of weeks in Doctor Who news. The announcement of the 13th Doctor kept me smiling all the way to work (or at least until I began to read responses), while the preview for the Christmas … Continue reading

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Fake Authenticity / Real Theatricality

Since seeing Justin Kurzel’s MACBETH the other day, I’ve all these half-formed paragraphs and attempted poetic phrases turning in my mind in an effort to do it justice and properly sum up the experience. It was still and moody, and … Continue reading

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It’s all in the name

It’s no secret writers make up names; for their characters, for their stories and for themselves. Females have taken to disguising their authorship since at least Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell started getting their poetry published. The other day a … Continue reading

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Dealing new illusions?

This is what some people thought about TV in 1976. I quote it because it speaks to me today and I suspect it may to others. You’re television incarnate…Indifferent to suffering; insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to … Continue reading

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Friends like these

I’ve been re-watching Sherlock because what the hey and also summer  programming in Australia partly consists of repeating Sherlock and little else new or entertaining. Any who, I realised this program was misnamed. Sure it features the rude, scarfed, and … Continue reading

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Book & Movie Relationships

The movie of the book will never be ok for some People will say (whatever) film leaves out plot devices, or characters, or the casting is wrong, or the location isn’t correct. While such criticisms may or may not be accurate … Continue reading

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