Shakespeare and Grief
Thursday, 12 January 2023
Another powerful reason why I'm publishing SHAKESPEARE: How do we get him so wrong?
Scriptwriter Ben Elton who made the mistake of putting these words:
“I’VE LIVED SO LONG IN IMAGINARY WORLDS, I THINK I’VE LOST SIGHT OF WHAT IS REAL”
into the mouth belonging to a fictional Shakespeare in the dire film, All is True. I mean, has Elton given more than a cursory glance at the dramatist's way…
Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Favourite quotes in Shakespeare? And please say why!
One of the most dramatically effective tragedies in world drama.
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
I explore how Shakespeare's supreme dramatic power works its magic in the famous Temptation scenes in my book.
The first recorded performance of Othello, the Moor of Venice, was on Hallowmas Day, November 1, 1604
This, considered one of the most dramatically effective tragedies in world drama, begins with a small-minded, middle-aged, disgruntled soldier giving vent to petty grievances…