Clémence Smith, Editor-in-Chief, reviews Exeter University Shakespeare Company’s production of The Tempest.
Review: ShakeSoc’s ‘Doctor Faustus’
A wet and dreary evening set the scene for ShakeSoc’s opening night of ‘Doctor Faustus’, performed in the Chapter House at Exeter Cathedral. Its most impressive selling point, that the stage would be enveloped in the warm hue of candlelight, proved ironic when discovering that this part of the cathedral underwent severe fire damage in […]
‘Twelfth Night’ Review at Hole in the Wall
The hilarious and surprisingly talented cast of Shakesoc succeeded in bringing to life all the celebrated aspects of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, adding humorous details to make it pertinent to uni life. The play included references to Devon and iconic songs such as ‘500 miles’ and ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ . The play also featured […]
Review: ShakeSoc’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Things I like: Shakespeare, glitter (sorry, environment), and Soft Cell’s 1981 hit ‘Tainted Love’. Something I therefore liked by extension: ShakeSoc’s 48-hour production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For theatre novices who may have been previously unfamiliar with the concept of a 48-hour play (i.e. me), it’s very self-explanatory: it’s a production rehearsed, staged, and […]