Category Archives: adapting shakespeare

“Make trivial price of serious things we have”

Sometimes I like to allow myself to be distracted by things vaguely related to the work I am supposed to be doing. Often the distraction takes the form of interesting facts about Shakespeare. I find it very satisfying, for example, … Continue reading

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Knock Knock. Who’s There?

Everytime I work with the words of Shakespeare I am astounded about how often you find bits of Shakespeare in everyday life. Whether these idioms were coined by Shakespeare or simply written down by him, his influence is astounding. Ever … Continue reading

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This precious stone set in a silver sea, this sceptered isle, this…Ramsbottom.

Once again, the Splats travelling players will be dragging their suitcase of surprises to Ramsbottom, this time for the Ramsbottom Literature Festival. It will be a grand day of performing Midsummer nights dream in the morning and then creating a … Continue reading

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“If this were play’d upon the stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction”

I am sure you have wondered from time to time about the genius of Shakespeare. And I am sure that in your wonderings you have asked yourself the same question that we at Splats have been pondering for a while. … Continue reading

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Peter Brooks A Midsummer’s Night Dream

  Have a listen to this amazing talk with Peter Brook about his groundbreaking production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. What it helps us understand is how the view of Shakespeare’s play as historically fixed entities has opened up, that … Continue reading

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How to start a blog about Shakespeare…

Having battled my way through the technological barrier of creating a blog (I spent the first two days poking my freshly inked quill into the USB slot) I find myself wondering where to begin. I have spent a good deal … Continue reading

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