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Hamlet in a Nutshell

Hamlet, the Danish Prince we all seem to know a little about. The enigmatic figure we love to try and understand, whether you think he is a sullen teenager who should get  over himself or a lost soul who needs love and comfort, Hamlet is a character who endures in our imaginations. It has been […]

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What’s in a name

Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching a very nice group of A level students from Solihull. They were studying The Tempest and Translations (a 20th C play by Brian Friel). Friel’s play is a tense drama about the British mapping Ireland and anglicising the place names. It has a lot to say about the […]

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The Tempest – Ariel, Prospero and Caliban – a very wonky triangle

This is the second of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at Finding Shakespeare on Fridays. For me as a reader The Tempest is most fascinating for the relationship portrayed between its 3 key protagonists; Prospero – The deposed Duke of Milan, now stranded on […]

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