I have a piece up in The Conversation about the way King Lear speaks to the emotional dynamics when we gather for family occasions. Assuming you have a wildly dysfunctional family.
I have been doing a few more sessions with the very, very young, to see if there is a way to introduce Shakespeare effectively to pre-readers and those who are still learning to read. Some have been after school primary drama extension classes. In this particular venue I was expecting the children to be of […]
When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol he had a very specific goal of awakening people’s hearts to a belief in the virtue of abundance and of sharing. He knew his audience, but he was working to the scale of his time, a smaller population, a more restricted but conversely more impactful circle of influence. […]
This is a surprise follow-up to this post about taking my son to see his first Shakespeare, which was not a production designed for children but was an outdoors, picnic-style event. My little boy has just finished kindy (the Australian school year runs February – December), and so brought home the huge pile of workbooks and […]