Every now and then I stumble across bits of Shakespeare which make me catch my breath with their brilliance. Here’s Mark Antony, lamenting Caesar’s murder and predicting bloody civil war and turmoil:
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man Continue reading
On the day when Britain’s second female Prime Minister takes office, it seems like a good time to talk about ‘Top Girls’. Continue reading
new copy of Macbeth, purchased to read in advance of the play. The copy I had at school didn’t have a movie star on the front cover.
11YO has been studying Macbeth in high school this term, and as there was a production of it at our local Leeds Arts Centre recently, I thought I’d give her the opportunity to experience it as it was intended – as a piece of live theatre. (She’s also seen this episode of Blackadder and wanted to know what it was all about!) Continue reading
It’s the final day of my three quotes challenge. I’ve really enjoyed leafing through some old books and remembering some favourite old lines. Thanks again to Erin and Deeksha for prompting me to do this!
Anyway, in case you haven’t picked up the rules of this challenge by now, they’re as follows: Continue reading
I’ve been nominated by Deeksha and Erin, two fellow bloggers, to take part in this challenge. At first I thought I’d have to decline, as I simply couldn’t think of any good quotes, but while I was tackling the laundry yesterday, for some reason I suddenly started remembering plenty of good ones!
Here’s how this challenge works: Continue reading