I know, it’s been a while. Apologies to anyone who was eagerly ‘Awaiting the Renaissance’ (my last promised post). It turned into a bit of a monster and I had to slay it for the moment. This post is inspired by the fact that, for the first time in my life, I’m playing a major […]Read more "Twelfth Night: Olivia and the Nice Guy"
Once upon a time there was a society that knew how to recognise true from false. They knew that, because God would always bring the truth to light, the obvious way to find it was for two knights to state their respective cases (not argue, mind, only state) and then proceed to bludgeon each other with […]Read more "Losing Faith in Justice: From King Arthur to David Tennant"
Despite his reputation, Shakespeare doesn’t appeal to everyone. I admit this, despite personally enjoying his work enough to spend four years writing a doctoral thesis about it. There is no use denying that Shakespeare was writing four hundred years ago, and without some modification and/or an understanding of his historical context, there is sometimes little […]Read more "Why Read Old Texts?"