From Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet to Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice, Arts and Lit writer, Rosie Batsford, explores how Shakespearean texts are being made palatable for the twenty-first century audience.
Review: Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest
Clémence Smith, Editor-in-Chief, reviews Exeter University Shakespeare Company’s production of The Tempest.
Review: The Tragedy of Macbeth
Review: The Tragedy of Macbeth Amy Colwell marvels at the visual spectacle of Joel Coen’s modernist, stark take on the classic Shakespearean tale of paranoia and betrayal. Joel Coen’s melancholic, haunting reimagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for A24 provides audiences with nearly two hours of brilliant visual spectacle. There is undeniable pressure that accompanies the production […]
‘No profits grow where no pleasure is taken’: Shakespeare’s Complete First Folio sold for $10 million to private owner
Contributor Sofia Gallucci-Giles discusses the $10 million sale of Shakespeare’s first folio and whether such literary gold should be in the hands of the public domain
Shakespeare on Screen
Freda Worrell explains why Gnomeo and Juliet is the best adaptation of ‘Romeo & Juliet’.
Shakespeare for the masses: EUSC’s King Lear at Exeter Cathedral
Online Comment editor, Gaia Neiman, reviews Exeter University’s Shakespeare Company’s ‘King Lear’ performed at Exeter Cathedral.
Theatre to Screen
Jim Norman considers the value of moving stories from stage to screen.
REVIEW Shakespeare Society’s ‘Hamlet’
Online Arts and Lit Editor, Ariane Joudrey, gives Shakespeare Society’s ‘Hamlet’ a 5-star review.
‘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 […]
To Modernise or Not To Modernise: Why modern adaptations of Shakespeare simultaneously engage some and bore others
I am a sucker for Shakespeare. Whenever I say that to people I tend to be met with looks of disgust or confusion; apparently Shakespeare isn’t an overly ‘cool’ thing to like as an 18 year old. I give the excuse that I’m an English student from Stratford-Upon-Avon so I have no excuse not to […]