CLAMOROUS VOICE

stage, spires, and Shakespeare

[Before we start, I’m jubilant that the Equal Marriage Bill has been passed by the Commons. Obviously, I hope that the Lords don’t now mess this up, and that (Mostly)-Straight-People’s-Views-On-Gay-Marriage Day is followed by an equally successful (Mostly)-Straight-People-Views-On-Gay-Marriage Day, Now With Coronets. Anyway, enough. I opened the gin to watch the result, and I don’t …

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James Hayton wrote a guest post at The Thesis Whisper, decrying the (very widespread) theory that to write a good PhD, you need to write as you go, or – as he puts it – write from “day one”. I can only speak from my experience, as an English DPhil student at the University of …

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Saturday, 22nd September 2012. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Malone Society with the Oxford English Faculty, at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. A semi-staged reading and discussion of Robert Tailor’s The Hogge hath lost his Pearle. Registration, to include sandwich lunch and a copy of the text (or alternative Malone soc publication): £35 full, £15 student/Malone …

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No author who has ever known the exultation of sending the Press into an hysterical tumult of protest, of moral panic, of involuntary and frantic confession of sin, of a horror of conscience in which the power of distinguishing between the work of art on the stage and the real life of the spectator is …

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