Tag: William Shakespeare

Why do we like Shakespeare?

Why do we like Shakespeare?

Hello everyone, I’m writing the first draft of this website post on the notes app on my Iphone. At time of writing it’s 19:32 on Saturday 14th August 2021 and I’m in the interval of an amateur production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at my local park. Shakespeare is- That’s all I wrote back in …

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Top five most expensive versions of books

Top five most expensive versions of books

I have worked in many libraries and as such I have organised the books in my house into the duodecimal system. I have four drawers of books. The first drawers holds books between A-G, the second H-P, the third P-Z and the fourth holds stationery. I’m very happy (and can I say proud?) of this …

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Rants and Rambles: Who was the real Shakespeare?

Rants and Rambles: Who was the real Shakespeare?

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing your best to stay healthy during these trying times. It is currently week five of the UK quarantine. The death-toll from the Coronavirus in the UK has surpassed 18,000 people and globally over two million people have been infected. I don’t wish to make light of the …

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Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Globe

Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Globe

I am relentlessly curious about theatres in particular backstage. What is is like back there? Is it as glamorous as the rest of the theatre (that depends on the theatre in question) or it is basic? My only experience of working in the theatre was in my first year of university during my Writing for …

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Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Despite it’s controversies (click here to hear more about them) I find the British Museum a wonderful and fascinating  building and could wander around its many halls and galleries for days. In particular I love their Ancient Greece exhibition. I find the ancient Greek culture fascinating, their pantheon beautifully flawed and their stories and legends …

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Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Star Wars

Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Star Wars

The first Star Wars film that I watched was Episode Two: Attack of the Clones. It’s generally accepted that this is one of the weakest films in the franchise but I loved it! I was blown away in the cinema by the car chase on the city planet, I cheered when the Jesus looking Jedi …

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

In August of 2016 I reviewed the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script, back when it was first published. You can read my review here but, to summarize, I gave the script a mediocre review. In June of this year I was lucky enough to be offered tickets to the play and after two …

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Spitfire Review: Hamlet performed at Shakespeare’s Globe

Spitfire Review: Hamlet performed at Shakespeare’s Globe

On Saturday 12th May, the day after I published my previous website post about Shakespeare’s influence on the English language, I had a day of culture trekking around London. I went to The Globe Theatre in the morning for a tour, I visited the Sir John Sloan museum in Holborn to admire his artefacts, I …

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Top Five misunderstood lines in Literature

Top Five misunderstood lines in Literature

Your English teacher probably told you that every line of literature has meaning. I think that’s half true, the line has meaning if you give it meaning. There are some sentences that everyone knows what the meaning is. Then there are also sentences that everyone thinks they know what the meaning is. Here are five misunderstood lines from …

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Top five spelling mistakes in published pieces of work.

Top five spelling mistakes in published pieces of work.

My spelling is absolutely appalling. So appalling in fact that it took me three attempts to spell absolutely in the previous sentence. The reason is because I’m dyslexic (which is another tricky word to spell). My spelling is poor but my creativity and reading level compensates for it. Before I submit any piece of work …

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