CLAMOROUS VOICE

stage, spires, and Shakespeare

Straight, white, cisgendered, non-disabled Christian man in officially Christian country resigns from public office citing persecution/suspicion* while poor people literally burn to death in tower block. *“I seem to be the subject of suspicion because of what I believe and who my faith is in. In which case we are kidding ourselves if we think …

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Appropriately for a play that begins with a shipwreck, Simon Godwin’s Twelfth Night at the National Theatre left me with a lingering sinking feeling.

Before Oscar: Reading Gender and Sexuality Pre-1880 a cross-period lecture series Hilary Term 2013 2pm Wednesdays – Weeks 1-8 – Seminar Room K Oxford University Faculty of English, Manor Rd, Oxford Crossing period and national boundaries, this lecture series will introduce the pleasures and dangers of reading pre-twentieth century literature through a queer-studies and gender-studies …

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The quintessential Christmas charity is probably the Salvation Army. Personally, though, I’m uncomfortable donating to the SA due to their historic (and contemporary) attitudes to LGBT people, and, of their militaristic, evangelical style of Christianity. Enough hate. Today’s window opens on other and perhaps worthier causes (chosen in entirely idiosyncratic and incomplete fashion by me) …

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Provided in the comments to my previous post, “Born This Way” and the Sanctity of (all) Marriage was a link to the following petition: Petition to allow Anglican clergy to bless civil partnerships in church. In December 2011, it became legally possible for civil partnerships to be blessed in houses of worship. Currently, Anglican clergy …

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It doesn’t matter if you love him or capital H – I – M […] ‘Cause you were born this way, baby There’s nothing wrong with loving who are she said, ’cause He made you perfect, babe (this is a longer post than usual, and rather more discursive. Please bear with me, and/or flick straight …

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Drama and Performance, English Faculty, seminar room A. Wednesday, 2nd November 2011, 5.15 p.m. Dr. Andy Kesson, University of Kent “Marlowe, Lyly and Victoria: staging queer characters in the Renaissance, and straightening them out in the nineteenth century.” Everyone (undergraduates, graduates, faculty) with an interest in drama and/or performance is welcome, regardless of subject background. …

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