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Bob: The Tragic Hero Time Forgot

Image courtesy of Kelechi Anna Hafstad. Bob: The Tragic Hero Time Forgot The Wee Red Bar Run Ended On first viewing, Bob’s provocative trailer has the power to disturb the true Shakespeare fan; the battering of his bust with hammers being a downright act of literary blasphemy. On a side note, it is also oddly appropriate […]

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Women of the world: culture’s most heroic characters

Image courtesy of Toni Frissel.  While not many would dispute that, even by modern standards, the public and creative sphere is still a man’s world, there is no doubt that artistic representations of women throughout history have inspired and empowered movements toward gender equality. In honour of the recent passing of International Women’s Day, 2016, […]

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Julius Caesar

Image courtesy of St Augustine United Church. Julius Caesar St Augustine United Church Run Ended Although one may be sceptical of a football-based modernisation of a classic Shakespeare play, fear not, for the student-run Aulos Productions team’s execution of a potentially risky concept was pleasantly surprising. With the football concept being more of a back […]

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King Lear

Image courtesy of Pleasance Theatre. King Lear Pleasance Theatre Run Ended Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s (EUSC) introduction to this play could not be a more appropriate expression of the mood of their production: “When stripped of its grandeur and tradition, King Lear is far from an inaccessible 400 year-old text, but rather a thorough investigation […]