Tag Archives: Shakespeare

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 wanna tell you a story

Every picture tells a story, this blog is about storytelling. Some people don’t like stories, they think they’re tricky – like the photo. But good stories surprise you because they make you see things in a different way, they help … Continue reading

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Spurgeoning

This morning the river spurgeoned under Windsor bridge. “Spurgeoning is” a word created by Anthony Burgess to describe the motion of a fast flowing river as it eddies after passing a fixed impediment (such as Windsor or Stratford bridge). Watching the … Continue reading

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Lear- third age monarch- fourth age fool?

That Debora Price talk really got to me. Gone my cosy vision of a comfy third age, supplanted by nightmare dotage and dementia. The last time I really confronted the issue of growing really old was when I was involved in … Continue reading

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