I live in Canterbury. It's not the only English city overflowing with history but it is a compact little circle, with plenty of Norman, medieval and T...
This is a good book by trustworthy Shakespeareans. Not especially reader-friendly in style but quite comprehensive, well-grounded, objective and informed. The individual myths, structured into moderate-length essays (thus you do not have to read them in order), can be excellent for discussions in the classroom or lecture-room.
Whatever literary and theatrical reasons there may be to account for Shakespeare's unlimitedness, the power of his language must top them all! It is through his verbal art that Shakespeare managed to breathe eternity into the old stories of his sources. Strip off the language and little is left, you will hear oft.
Few subjects excite the humanity as much as language.
The immortal value of a physical book is no news. Yet you will agree that the growing proliferation of audiobooks is remarkable for multiple reasons. ...
The 400 years have made it clear by now that we can never get enough of Shakespeare. And it is high time there was an official National Shakespeare Night.
It would be a cliché to say that James McAvoy inhabited the part; also inaccurate. It's much closer to the truth to say that he was possessed by it. Every beautifully rolled Scottish word, sounded like it had just occurred to him and issued forth that moment for the first time.
Today, around half of all stalkers are ex-partners, and up to one in four of the population have suffered from being stalked. So many people start relationships not realising that the particular kind of possessive love exhibited by obsessional lovers, could turn romance into a nightmare.
Come with as we explore Tuscany through the movies that have been shot there.
The name Valentinus has forged a determined path to 21st Century shopping centres, from burial sites north of ancient Rome's city limits, at the source of the trans-Italian Via Flaminia.
Now that it's positive that the bones found buried beneath a car park are those of King Richard III, Leicester is staging an exhibition about the find...
Enter Richard III, who in this production closely resembles David Cameron.
Bob Diamond has been publically mauled again this week. I'm not for one moment suggesting that anyone should feel sorry for him - the £100m in salary...
No lover of Shakespeare - on page or on stage - will fail to recognise the wordplay or pun on the proper names of Shakespeare's characters.
For Spurs fans, Yid is not synonymous with Jew. It incorporates all minorities and makes Tottenham unique as the outstanding multicultural, accepting club in Europe.
Peter Pan is a great book which has been particularly badly served by the abridging brigade, but there are many others. The more I consider it, the more malevolent the practise seems.