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June 23, 2010

Arden of Faversham at the Rose

Writing about Arden of Faversham (Em–Lou Productions) @ The Rose Theatre Bankside from The Bardathon

Just a note that there's a review of Em-Lou Productions' Arden of Faversham up on The Bardathon now, which I'll hopefully have time to reflect further on on this blog soon. Wonderful production, and another strong argument for the apocryphal plays being newly dug out by theatre companies. If there's one that the RSC are long overdue to give some attention to, it's this.


Brian Blessed

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8752379.stm

I'm settling down for England vs. Slovenia, so in the spirit of the day - and as a genuine example of Shakespearean appropriation - here's Brian Blessed (accompanied by a host of English sporting heros) delivering a slightly-altered version of "Once more unto the breach, dear friends" from Henry V. Can't help but feel that Shakespeare wouldn't have cared two hoots about "base football player(s)", but anything that helps.....

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I’m Peter Kirwan, a final year doctoral student in the English Department at Warwick, and this is my PhD blog.


Conferences, reviews, articles, thoughts and links relating to my interests in the Shakespeare apocrypha, early modern drama, authorship and performance.

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