Tag Archives: Viv Tomlinson

Sonnet for Advent 14: Sonnet 91

These are a few of my favourite things, but you are better than all these, Sonnet 91 seems to say. For me this sonnet is a good example of how, when imagining Shakespeare as our contemporary (perhaps in modern-dress), equivalents can easily be found. So, until line four, the aspects of life that some most […]

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Shakespeare Salutes Dickens – Part 1

I’m going to be posting a series of sound recordings over the coming weeks in celebration of Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday. On the eve of the great day itself, I thought I’d ask my colleague, Viv Tomlinson, for her contribution. She has worked in Shakespeare’s Birthplace for more than decade and is a great Dickens […]

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