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Wretched Eminent Things

28 March 2021

Every once in a blue moon, I write a blog post. I guess tonight is a blue moon. I’m writing in response to the Creation Theatre The Duchess of Malfi, a live theatre production...

The Dearth of the Author

2 June 2020

This evening (Wednesday, 3 June 8 PM BST) I will be speaking at the Oxford Renaissance Online Seminar. Details of how to tune in to the talk are available here. My talk is about why...

The Duchesses of Malfi

15 September 2017

This week, the RSC announced its new season of productions. Excitingly, the company will produce The Duchess of Malfi; even more excitingly, it will be directed by Maria Aberg, who...

After Before Shakespeare

4 September 2017

I wrote a blog post for the Before Shakespeare project, reflecting on their recent conference. You can read the full post via the link below. The Before Shakespeare conference is over....