Category: Literature Essays + Analysis
Fatherly and Fearsome: the Ghost in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet (1996)
Does Branagh’s “Hamlet” offer audiences the most complete and compelling version of the Ghost to be put to film. I think so.
“I never got that letter”: writing “Curley’s wife”
That lower-case “w” in “Curley’s wife” stands for some terrible, terrible things. It would be nice to capitalise it, to give it the appearance of a name, to treat it as a title rather than as an insult. But we can’t…
3-Minute Reads // Pranksters, poltergeists, and pain de campagne (some more ghost stories)
Now that the nights are drawing in, I thought I’d share a few more of the spooky (and occasionally hilarious) shenanigans of days past that I came across while researching. Enjoy!
“Drawne to the life”: Ghosts, Gold, and Governance in Anthony Munday’s “Chruso-thriambos” (1611)
The following paper was originally presented at the “Making Connections” London Shakespeare Centre Graduate Conference, held at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, February 2018 (the location of the conference is relevant to the content of the paper!). It’s one of the most enjoyable things I’ve written in many years, and I’m proud of what it represents. Enjoy!