And being an absolute Johannes fac totum…

I have been blogging elsewhere – serious Shakespearean stuff for the mighty Globe, and some slightly more irreverent (okay, downright childish) musings on some of the lesser-known and bizarre plays of Shakespeare’s time for the lovely salon: collective.

So I thought I’d share them all with the world in one go.

The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare: The lone genius?

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Although many people imagine Shakespeare writing alone, the solitary genius. He collaborated throughout his career with some of London’s greatest, and strangest playwrights…

Anniversary of King Henry IV’s death

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Henry IV’s usurpation of Richard II is the presiding event of Shakespeare’s history cycles. This piece, written to mark Henry’s death, reflects on his melancholy, troubled reign…

The Salon: Collective

Theatre of Blood – Halloween Special (part one)

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A two-parter written for Halloween 2012. Part One: how to bash out your brains and the world’s most futile (and creepy) kiss of life….

Theatre of Blood – Halloween Special (part two)

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Part Two: a dog that thinks it’s Satan and smashing up a talking bronze head with a hammer…

Die Hal! Die Haller! Die Hal with a Vengeance!

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The Famous Victories of Henry V is nasty, brutish and short. It’s also unfairly maligned and a fascinating piece of theatre history. Not that I talk about that here…

The secrets of Twelfth Night

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A comic piece for the theatrical programme for salon: collective’s 2012 production of Twelfth Night. 

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