The Sorting Hat: HAMLET!

So this week's planned post has had to have a slight change (I just love Hamlet and Horatio WAY TOO MUCH, you guys) so instead this Sunday I thought I'd delight you with a post idea that I've shamelessly stolen from the fabulous Rosie's Simply Shakespeare series on her blog. I'm going to sort out Shakespearean characters in to their Hogwarts Houses! Okay, not all the Shakespeare characters. Today I'm going to focus just on the main cast from Hamlet. I'm not superhuman...

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RSC: Twelfth Night

Last night was the RSC cinema broadcast of Twelfth Night. I hadn't seen a production of Twelfth Night since I watched a production by the drama students at uni, and hadn't seen it on the professional stage since Richard Wilson played Malvolio at the RSC in 2009, so I felt the time was right to try another production! Viola and Sebastian in this production are from India, shipwrecked to Illyria, which takes the form of nineteenth century England...


5 Reasons You Should Try Shakespeare

Shakespeare is not always synonymous with ‘this is the best thing that has happened to me in all of literature’. I mean, for me it is, but I know that you are probably reading this and thinking but what about everything else that has ever been written ever? And you may have a point. But let me put forth five reasons why we should all try Shakespeare!