Shakespeare Saturday: Hamlet

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Here we have it. The greatest play ever written. The single most famous line Shakespeare ever wrote. The most iconic and mistaken image in the history of theatre. Nothing is more recognisable as Shakespeare than Hamlet, and nothing is … More Shakespeare Saturday: Hamlet

Shakespeare Saturday: Romeo and Juliet

Here is Shakespeare. Juliet’s balcony is as instantly recognisable as Shakespearean as is Hamlet’s skull and dagger. It’s the greatest love story ever told – two feuding families, two young people determined to be together no matter what, an unhappy ending. Unlike Shakespeare in Love would have you believe, Shakespeare didn’t actually invent this tale. … More Shakespeare Saturday: Romeo and Juliet