Can I REALLY be an apologist for Macbeth? I think so.
Kate Fleetwood and Sir Patrick Stewart as the happy couple …
“Something something isn’t Macbeth a villain!?!?!? something something.”
This is someone’s response to my suggestion that
Macbeth (and, incidentally, his wife) is one of Shakespeare’s most ‘memorable’ characters. The ‘something’s are their words.
It set me thinking …
IS he a villain, or simply a victim? Can I really be an apologist for him, I asked myself?
I reached for my Arden …
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You just can’t tell some people that you wouldn’t HAVE Blackadder without Shakespeare …
Ponytail Shakespeare read-through The Comedy of Errors: Act I scene I
‘Which is it today?’
‘ The Comedy of Errors.‘
‘It’s about two sets of twins, separated at birth, who find themselves-‘
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Ponytail Shakespeare read-through) Titus Andronicus: Act I
My experience of Shakespeare’s Rome is the city where
Cinna the Poet is torn apart by the mob for his ‘bad verses’ ( , III.iii), and the antagonistic opening to Julius Caesar . So, what first struck me as the play opened was just how thin the veneer of civilisation proved to be. Coriolanus
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