Here in Sydney, 1st September marks the beginning of spring, and while our little front garden doesn’t get enough sun to have yet heard the call, the neighbouring street are bearing offerings. It must be so hard for those in the Northern Hemisphere who have endured a shut-in summer to now be going into the […]
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. […]