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“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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How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now

From BBC Culture – http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140527-say-what-shakespeares-words27 May 2014 How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now Hephzibah Anderson Even if you’ve never seen a Shakespeare play, you’ll have used one of his words or phrases. Hephzibah Anderson explains his genius – and … Continue reading

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