Remembering and Celebrating

The last few weeks seem to have been a mixture of loss and celebration. We’ve said goodbye to Victoria Wood, Ronnie Corbett and Prince, three entertainers who brought great joy to many with their writing and performances and were for me part of the backdrop of growing up. Incidentally, do you know where the word … Continue reading Remembering and Celebrating

Review: Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare My rating: 3 of 5 stars Quick review as not much time today. This is the latest in my reads for the #FLShakespeare course, and maybe one of my least favourites so far. I was able to follow the story fine and appreciated some wonderful poetry on the way … Continue reading Review: Antony and Cleopatra

Review: Othello

Othello by William Shakespeare My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a fantastically horrible play! First time of reading this, again for my Shakespeare and His World course, and once more I found myself drawn into the world of The Bard with the Machiavellian Iago, the conflicted Othello, the noble Cassio, the doomed yet faithful … Continue reading Review: Othello

Review: Henry V

Henry V by William Shakespeare My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read this as part of the FutureLearn's Shakespeare and his World course (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/shakespeare-and-his-world #FLShakespeare). Henry V is my first 'historical' play by Shakespeare, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Certainly made easier by having finished the appropriate module on the course first meaning I knew … Continue reading Review: Henry V

Review: The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read this as part of a FutureLearn.net course on Shakespeare and his world. I'll be honest and say that if it wasn't for the course material I don't think I'd have followed it first time around! Sure I still missed a … Continue reading Review: The Merry Wives of Windsor