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Sonnets for Advent 11: Sonnet 30

A sonnet which, like Sonnet 29 (posted yesterday), conveys the difference that thinking on the beloved can make to the poet. It’s read by my dear friend, Garrick Huscared, who is making a new bust of Shakespeare. What readers of bloggingshakespeare...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2012

Taking the World By Storm!

I saw Garrick Huscared last evening, the local artist and actor who is working on the new bust of Shakespeare, featured here a few weeks ago. As well as the new bust, he’s also making what’s turning out to be a star-studded film about the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Nov 2012

New Bust of Shakespeare Part 4 (video)

Well, he doesn’t have a background in film-making for nothing… In this video, actor and artist Garrick Huscared is joined by fellow artist, Jude Methuen, who worked in the R.S.C.’s prop department for many years. There isn’t anything...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Sep 2012

New Bust of Shakespeare Part 3 (video)

Today I went to meet Garrick Huscared at the studio where he and Jude Methuen have been working on the new bust. It’s a few miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and like most artists’ homes feels like a place where people easily understand one another. It...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Sep 2012

New Bust of Shakespeare Part 1 (video)

Imagine trying to form a bust in clay from a painting. Imagine that your subject is Shakespeare. Imagine where and how you would start. Garrick Huscared is one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s great presences. He is an artist and an actor and can often...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2012

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