Upon Saint Crispin’s Day

Today, 25th October is the Feast of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, patron saints of shoemakers and leatherworkers, but remembered mostly through that big speech in Shakespeare’s Henry V. Happily, the first play I used as a case study in my All Strut, No Fret: Steps Into Shakespeare YouTube series is Henry V, and so I […]

Teaching Shakespeare Online

Bet you never would have guessed that it’s possible to teach 10-year-olds Shakespeare via Zoom. I certainly didn’t think I could. But aren’t we all finding ourselves doing things we never expected, lately? As longtime readers know, I occasionally teach Shakespeare to children younger than those usually considered to be the target age for that […]