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Perils of Titus

Yesterday I went to see Titus Andronicus at the Globe with an old friend.  I must admit, Titus isn’t a show I ever particularly wanted to see.  I knew the plot slightly from my long-held enthusiasm for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and from my friend Tom’s PhD on the play–he’s trying to work … Continue reading

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The Arras and I

If it has not yet come to your attention, I’ve developed a mild obsession with the word ‘arras’.   I don’t mean the town in France, or the WordPress theme, or the Belgian cyclist, but that thing Polonius hides behind right before Hamlet stabs him. I don’t know what it is exactly that amuses me so.  … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in the cemetery? Twelfth Night at Abney Park Cemetery

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. In the green wilds of Abney Park Cemetery, Kelly Eva-May endowed Viola with an elegiac tenderness for Orsino, keenly expressing a desire felt all the more deeply for its denial. Alex Southern’s Orsino had a languid sensuality highlighting the capriciousness of his character’s disbelief that … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in the cemetery? Twelfth Night at Abney Park Cemetery

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. In the green wilds of Abney Park Cemetery, Kelly Eva-May endowed Viola with an elegiac tenderness for Orsino, keenly expressing a desire felt all the more deeply for its denial. Alex Southern’s Orsino had a languid sensuality highlighting the capriciousness of his character’s disbelief that … Continue reading

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Camp Hamlet

While wandering around the moors last week I started thinking a lot about performances of nostalgia. But when I got back I realized I already wrote about that last year in this review of ‘Cantina’ and the Fitzrovia Radio Hour, so I’m not going to rehash that for you. However, while I was (re)considering all … Continue reading