I apologise for leaving this site languishing. While the winding up of 2016 – the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death – gave me a great deal to think about, it has all been too big or too small to translate to the page with any ease. So, I finished my year of tracking all the Shakespeare […]
Nearly three years ago when the Australian Research Council was last under explicit attack, I wrote a blog post for my other site, Hoyden About Town, mostly prompted by my astonishment at how little challenge was being offered by anyone to the open ridicule coupled with threats of government interference in an independent process. We should […]
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 took decisions based on who I admired and wanted to work with” – Fiach MacConghail, Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Something exciting has been going on in the Dublin theatre scene this past week. #WakingTheFeminists ignited as a response to the release of the Abbey Theatre’s 2016 “Waking the Nation” season, which came close […]