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To play needs much work. But when we experience the work as play, then it is not work any more. A play is play. Peter Brook, The Empty Space.

New book! Ever since I found out in the first year of my course that Tolkein had reworked Medieval literture and devoured his Orfeo and Gaiwen the Green Knight, I had wanted to explore this...

The Power of Theatre

The power of theatre is a unique one, quite unlike any other art form. I am currently working on an assignment in which I am trying to pin down precicely what it offers to...

Jane Eyre in Adaptation, A Critical Analysis

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is of course best known in its original form as a novel, but there have been numerous adaptations since its original publication in 1847 and it remains firmly in the...

Review: ‘Red State’ (2011)

Yes, I am aware this film was released six months ago! And it is in fact over a year since it first appeared at Sundance Film Festival. I have spent a long time looking...

Is a Date Just a Number?

So a friend showed me something today that has got my head in a complete spin, you can change the date of a tumblr post to move it back or forward in time -...

Review: The Rape Of Lucrece

Last Saturday, the 18th, I was privileged enough to witness Gerard Logan’s one man The Rape of Lucrece, directed by Gareth Armstrong. I knew in advance of buying my ticket that the production is unique,...

A wintery walk along the coast in Bangor, North Wales. Space for the mind and fuel for the imagination!

Review: ‘Game of Thrones’

I was introduced to the TV series Game of Thrones by a friend this weekend and I think it may be the perfect escapism from my hectic student life right now! I am aware...

Americanisms

I fully appreciate that British (and indeed many, many other) cultures have adopted a great deal of ‘Americanisms’ into their language but to be met in Boots, Crouch End, London today by “Have a...