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Tag: William Shakespeare

Hold Shakespeare’s magic in a hand that trembles

THE POLITICS OF wickedness is something so well trodden in the world in which we live, that it feels disappointing to see Fred Abrahamse take a traditionally black and red and contextually erased response to Shakespeare’s bloodiest tale Macbeth. There have been so many monsters in our midst […]

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My African queen

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE like a foray with the world’s most famous illicit lovers, told by young voices to young audiences. It’s like being witness to the passing on of the baton to another generation of theatre makers and it might give you goosebumps, when you see Shakespeare’s Antony […]

Startled by Coriolanus

IT’S RATHER AN odd kind of name to be trending around senior high school students at the moment. Coriolanus is arguably one of Shakespeare’s densest and more difficult works. With no witches or ghosts, monsters or weather patterns to give it verve, it’s a tragedy of political violence and […]