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Protecting the Sabbath!!!, or, Coersion for England

A satire on the puritanical message of strictly observing the Sabbath. A puritan stands on a barrel marked ‘St. Andrew’, his arms held out making a cross. He cries: ‘Clear the Streets of all Evil doers – Remember ye keep Severely...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Mar 2019

Theatre: Romeo and Juliet at dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum

From the dlr Mill theatre Dundrum website. Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe for MILL PRODUCTIONS, this abridged version of Romeo and Juliet is an ideal opportunity to expose Junior Cycle students to their first live Shakespeare experience. Throughout...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 13 Mar 2019

Review of Billy Hicks, ‘Connecting’, at the Chapel Playhouse, London

A review of Billy Hicks's candid one-man play about the lonely experience of growing up in a new world of digital technology. … More Review of Billy Hicks, ‘Connecting’, at the Chapel Playhouse, London
From: Writing Privacy on 5 Mar 2019

A buoyant tale of Nell Gwyn follows a thoughtful realization of King John

Alison Luff as Nell falling on the floor as she dies as St Catherine in Tyrannic Love just before getting up to speak the Epilogue … (Nell Gwyn, by Jessica Swale, directed by Robert Richmond) They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Mar 2019

Tudor Drama in Modern Performance

How might modern performance histories and theatrical experiments advance research on Tudor plays? On Friday 1stMarch at Newcastle University, an event on ‘Tudor Plays in Performance’ will address this question. Professor Jessica Winston will...
From: Before Shakespeare on 12 Feb 2019

Outlander, Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the Colonialist American Past, a book of fathers & ghosts

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser I’ve never been afraid of ghosts. I live with them daily, after all … Any library is filled with them. I can take a book from dusty shelves, and be haunted by the thoughts of one long dead, still lively as...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Feb 2019

Shakespeare’s “Pericles” at the Lir, Dublin

From the Lir website. This new contemporary adaptation of Pericles at The Lir Academy turns William Shakespeare’s classical tale into a modern-day take on the refugee crisis, in a story of resilience and hope. When Antiochus, the malign ruler of...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 31 Jan 2019

Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale & the Disney Mary Poppins Re-booted: 50 years on

One of the many whole family scenes in Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale (2008) Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Friends, Over these few Christmas days I watched two new (to me) Christmas movies, read three Christmas stories I’ve never read before,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Dec 2018

The Favourite: Repulsive, obscene, gut-level anti-feminism

Emma Stone as Abigail Hill Masham — unfortunately the released promotional shots don’t begin to offer an accurate sense of the nature of the typical scene in this costume drama Friends and readers, For a third time this year I break a sort...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 Dec 2018

Christmas, Newyeares tyde: A summary of works done and attendance given, 2018

The Elizabethan Office of the Revels begins an important section of its yearly accounts books headed “Christmas, Newyeares tyde, & Twelfetyde” with descriptions of “Woorkes doone & Attendaunce geven Abowte the new making, Translating,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Dec 2018

E. M. Forster’s Howards End and A Room with a View

by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 “But in public who shall express the unseen adequately? It is private life that holds out the mirror to infinity; personal intercourse, and that alone,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2018

Review: Macbeth at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Review: Macbeth at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin, October 3rd-26th, 2018, directed by Geoff O’Keefe Review by Ema Vyroubalová, Trinity College Dublin. This was an engaging and fast-paced production, notable particularly for its rendering...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 27 Nov 2018

18 Poldark, the fourth season: Four Swans through Angry Tide

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark brooding (near the opening, early still after the prologue) Elinor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark (near opening &c), singing, troubled Dear friends and readers, A second Winston Graham blog-review in a row! Beyond Poldark,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Nov 2018

Graham’s Marnie now a Met HD opera

Isabel Leonard and Christopher Maltland as Marnie and Mark Rutland on their honeymoon Friends and readers, I regret to have to tell you that this beautifully-sung, acted, and orchestrated Marnie is as repulsive a misogynistic story as I’ve come...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Nov 2018

Voltaire’s 18th century Candide — versus Bernstein’s 20th century Candide

Susan Engel as the aged and unappealing Cunegonde (a sort of old lady 2) at the close of a Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Candide (2013), favorably reviewed by Paul Taylor (“astringent, nihilistic, dry”) Christa Ludwig as the old lady...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Oct 2018

“Macbeth” at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Mill Productions present one of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedies. Directed by Geoffrey O’Keeffe and featuring a talented professional cast, this is a traditional production, with genuinely gripping and often affecting performances which...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 2 Oct 2018

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