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Underrepresented Theatre Texts in University Curriculums

It is no secret that the school system fails students when it comes to broad representation in literature, significantly theatre texts. In 2022, Bloomsbury publishing, alongside their ‘lit in colour’…

The Duke’s Theatre Company: Twelfth Night

Picture this. It’s the end of a gloriously warm summer’s day. You are sipping wine and enjoying a picnic of sandwiches and strawberries as the sun starts to sink. You’re…

Muppet Adaptations of Classics (and the characters who remain human)

Prerequisite: Gonzo would always be the narrator. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen This novel prompted this entire article. It just seems perfect. Miss Piggy is Elizabeth Bennet, of course.…

The Top 5 Best Shakespeare Film Adaptations

5. Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) If I were a producer and someone came to me pitching an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet where they are all garden gnomes instead of…

Why is the age of Othello’s ‘Emilia’ consistently misunderstood?

Emilia is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated female characters, lauded for her powerful commentary about the treatment of women by men. Her tragic death alongside Desdemona at the end of…

Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary – The Legacy of His Forgotten Plays

A quick Google search crowns A Midsummer’s Night Dream as Shakespeare’s most popular play. I hated it, but that may also have just been because of secondary school. Give me…

Much Ado About Nothing is the Bard at his Best

I think Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare’s best. I know that’s a bold claim, but it’s certainly my favourite. Some of his more ambitious plays, such as Hamlet and…

Julius Caesar (with Pirates!)

The undoing of Some Kind of Theatre’s take on Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy takes place before cast or audience even enter the typically dingy Free Fringe room in which the play…