stage, spires, and Shakespeare

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.  Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst  The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre …

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Are you a propmaker or do you run/work for a theatre or company with its own prop shop? Do you collect theatre, film, or television props? Actors: which props have you kept/bought/’forgotten to return’?

‘A Strange Christmas Game’ (1865) by J. H. Riddell is a charming story of fun, games, counting thirteen people when only twelve are present – and of a girl with a broken neck.

Currently finishing the book – Shakespeare’s Women and the Fin de Siècle. Yes, that is exciting. Except when it looks an awful lot like a person with a laptop and 9,000 printouts, who has inexplicably taken to writing her most important notes-to-self on small white squares of paper. Which blow everywhere. Given that I really …

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