Category: Shakespeare + E-M Drama
60 Seconds(ish) Video Review: Manga Shakespeare – ‘Romeo and Juliet’, illustrated by Sonia Leong
Sonia Leong’s gorgeous art style and keen eye for the theatrical make this the perfect introduction to one of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories!
Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Poltimore House and Grounds, Devon, August 2019) – A Midsummer with heart!
There was a great deal to laugh about in this production. More impressive, though, was the way it left the audience smiling afterwards. This was a Midsummer with heart as well as humour – a most rare vision indeed…
“I depart laughing”: Living Death in the “The Lady’s Tragedy”
Few plays explore the rich dramatic potential of living death as explicitly as Thomas Middleton’s The Lady’s Tragedy (or, The Second Maiden’s Tragedy, as the play is sometimes known), a tragedy that in the first three acts alone presents suicide, grave-robbing, defiled corpses, and ghosts. Middleton did *not* do these things by halves.