When I was in Stratford-upon-Avon for the Pedagogy Module in my MA in Shakespeare and Education, one of the first exercises we had was to establish a philosophical premise for an active approach to teaching Shakespeare. One of the quotes that was used in the exercise was from Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey.… Read More “Translating” Shakespeare
As much as I love seeing Shakespeare in High Park, I invariably leave there with a sore back. I trekked to High Park again last night, this time to see Canadian Stage’s Macbeth, with two different friends. We showed up around 7, and this time, we were forced to sit off to the side of… Read More Six Plays in Eight Days: Sunday – Macbeth
In 2008, the RSC mounted a production of Hamlet with David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius. This was at the height of his run as the Doctor in the iconic Doctor Who on BBC, but I had heard of it because of my undying love for Patrick Stewart. I was late to… Read More Why David Tennant is the best Hamlet. Ever.