Category Archives: Shakespeare

It’s good to be Great.


Britain look like beating the medal tally they achieved as a home competitor. In medal terms they will be either second or third most successful competitor on this most elevated of world stages. So why should anyone question a little … Continue reading

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Too saucy with the gods….the day of reckoning is upon us!


Note; this blog was written before I voted – I had a bad feeling then and nothing since has changed that feeling.   On the night Cassius and the conspirators are plotting to murder Caesar, thunder and lightning shake the … Continue reading

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Kiss me Kate-Upcraft!


This is my friend and most admired business colleague Kate Upcraft, upright, outspoken upholder of the truth in all things payroll. I thought of her last night – as I watched the Globe’s production of the Taming of the Shrew. … Continue reading

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It’s a kind of magic! The black and white of imagination.


If I could have set out to define the poles of theatrical experience, I couldn’t have done much better than to choose Kit Harington’s Dr Faustus and the Globe’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. First performed within a couple of … Continue reading

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Was Shakespeare a crack-head?


  The Plowman’s been like a pig in shit these past few days. I can’t run on the Radio without hearing someone singing or declaiming Shakespeare. The TV’s packed with programmes on the Bard and on Sunday I did the … Continue reading

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I like Shakespeare- naturally


  It’s Shakespeare’s 400th deathday. Shakespeare has been my touchstone since I read Macbeth for (what was then) O level. I think I have read every play once and seen all but two of the plays he definitely wrote. My … Continue reading

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