A Short Rant

I’m becoming really distressed by people who work in new writing in performance treating people who work on older texts as the enemy. The enemy is a culture that doesn’t value all kinds of art creation, and a government/mainstream media/corporate world that doesn’t treat artists as worthy of support. The artists, whatever kind of art […]

Shakespeare TwentyScore has arrived!

2016 marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death. Commemorations of the date, and celebrations of this extraordinary life and contribution to our own lives will be taking place all around the world. Australia has lacked an organisation with the resources and motivation to create an active participation for this country in this worldwide event. The Shakespeare […]

Entry level Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably the least adventurous possible choice when introducing Shakespeare to primary school aged children. It’s just so easy to pretend it isn’t all about sex. But I am currently teaching a single-session block I developed on this play, because it is such a great way to bring several key aspects of […]