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Much Ado About Shinies

July 16, 2013 by


  So yesterday I celebrated Bastille Day* by going to see Much Ado About Nothing. What do these two things have in common? Absolutely nothing. But as I usually celebrate Bastille Day by forgetting it entirely** I feel this is a step forward. And Much Ado was hilarious. Of Shakespeare’s plays it is, oddly enough, […]

Much Ado About Nothing

March 15, 2013 by


For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing:

Two’s Company, Three’s the Musketeers. Love All, Trust Me.

April 2, 2012 by


I’m not sure I’m ready for it to be Monday. In case you’re feeling the same I thought I’d share some distractions with you. This is Shakespeare or Batman? You would think that the difference between these two illustrious personages was dramatic enough that one could not readily be mistaken for the other. Turns out, not […]

Shakespeare With Original Pronunciation

March 5, 2012 by


This is cool if you like words or Shakespeare or, okay, yes, puns. But they’re Shakespearian puns so that makes them… well, I was going to say classy but you know what? No. Shakespearian puns aren’t classy. They’re pretty much all dirty. So, okay, this is… a cute redhead doing funny accents and reciting poetry […]

One Reason to be Jealous of Shakespeare (or Hate Him)

December 27, 2011 by


He invented turns of phrase that were so evocative they’re now clichés. So when you want to beat your head against the wall because you’ve heard that so many times before, it’s his fault. But at the same time, you have to admire his gift with language.    

The Second Time I Was Taller

November 2, 2011 by


The second time I studied Shakespeare I was taller. And slightly more conscious. I was an undergrad and it was Shakespeare: Text and Film which meant we got to read the plays and watch the movies for credit. (I actually spent quite a bit of my undergrad career taking classes that allowed the watching of […]

The First Time

October 31, 2011 by


This is an answer in two parts. Except I might not tell you the second part. Unless you want me to. Or, you know, I’m bored later. I’ve actually studied Shakespeare a couple of times. Well, I say ‘studied’. I spent eighteen months of high school barely conscious and I only have two clear recollections […]

If Thou Speak’st False, Upon the Next Tree Shalt Thou Hang Alive

October 28, 2011 by


I have issues with Shakespeare. I just wanted to say that. Sometimes people get upset with me when I criticise him, so I thought I’d say that up front in case you want to, I don’t know, plan an intervention or something. Honestly, I really do like his work. Okay, I love his words. I […]

Delusions of Godhood

August 25, 2011 by


My brain is a little delinquent at the moment cause I’ve been doing that writing-from-breakfast-to-bedtime thing again this week. And I’ve developed this really fun headache, so maybe I should stop. On the other hand, yesterday I think the writing was at least in part avoiding the headache. For some reason when I’m lost in […]