CLAMOROUS VOICE

stage, spires, and Shakespeare

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama 2012 – Vanessa Redgrave   in association with Brasenose College. Film Screenings, Lectures and Symposium on Theatre and Politics Programme THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2012, 3 – 6pm Vanessa Redgrave Lecture: Speak What We Feel Not What We Ought To Say (Part 1) – King Lear followed by screening of The …

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John Mullan’s article on ten of the best fictional poets made me smile. I’ve often speculated on why so many writers write about writers. Sometimes, it’s part of a wishful (or wistful) self-insertion into the text. The first example I ever noticed was Darrell Rivers in Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series. Darrell is pretty obviously …

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2,000 words written today, right on schedule! Also, visitors to the blog seem to have exploded – what you get for mentioning Mr. Tennant, I suppose (or so Google tells me). Can’t decide what I think about the THEdavidtennant spoof on Twitter, but am leaning towards …not very funny. At all. The disclaimer’s much too …

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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (which also seems to employ most of the RSC’s FOH team!) has announced a Shakespeare Hall of Fame for the Birthday celebrations in April. Twelve names are in, with the thirteenth to be chosen from the poll here. Current inductees are (in chronological order): Ben Jonson, David Garrick, Charles Dickens, Ellen …

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