The weekend just gone, I had the joy of travelling to York to go to the uni and meet up with a bunch of scholars, students and other Shakes nerds for a day full of not taking, papers and a lot of laughs as part of the York International Shakespeare Festival. So this week on…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #40: Shakespeare & Co On The Page and On The Stage Conference @ The University Of York – York International Shakespeare Festival
So this week on Simply Shakespeare I thought I’d do something a little bit different, so in honour of it being his birthday yesterday, I thought I would tell you all some onscure facts about our favourite playwright! 1. One Of His Plays Has Been Lost In History: He wrote a play called Cardenio. There…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #39 – 7 Obscure Facts About Shakespeare!
This week on Simply Shakespeare, I’m talking about how I met up with one of my fav Shakespeare buddies… If you’ve been here a while, you know that me and Amber have been friends for a while now. We met on Twitter and I think we bonded over our shared love of Shakespeare, and we…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #38 – Meeting Amber Elby In Howarth!
Hello everyone! Welcome to this week’s Simply Shakespeare post. In this post I am announcing a new little project I’m working on, just for me and just for fun! Yep, you read right! I’m reading all of Shakespeare’s plays in chronological order. I feel like this is just something I have to do in my…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #36: I’m Reading All Of Shakespeare’s Plays In Chronological Order
So in honour of Valentines day, I thought this was the perfect time to talk about my fav Shakespeare couples! (In no particular order) *Disclaimer, these are not necessarily good couples!* 5. Romeo And Juliet from Romeo And Juliet I KNOW I KNOW. BUT, hear me out, okay? Without these two bushy tailed…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #25 – My Top 5 Shakespeare Ships!
Today I am so so so excited to bring Simply Shakespeare into 2019! I am so excited for what this year will bring for the blog series so definitely watch this space! Also please get involved! (Details at the end of the post). Today I have a lovely post from my wonderful bookish buddy Amy…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #24 – Simply Shakespeare Is BACK! – “Why I Love Shakespeare Plays” by Amy McCaw
Today’s blogmas post is a bit of fun! I’m going to say what I would gift Shakespeare characters if they were on my gift list this Christmas! 1. Lady Macbeth: I feel like Lady Macbeth would benefit from a journal. I mean, how cool would that be to read?! I feel like we’d finally get…… Continue reading 12 Days Of Blogmas: Day 9: Simply Shakespeare #25 – Christmas Gifts For Shakespeare Characters!
So, it’s that time of year where we all start panicking. IT’S CHRIIIIIISTMAS. Do you have a Shakespeare fan in your life who you haven’t bought for yet? Look no further. Here is a little list of gift ideas for any Shakes lover… Shakespeare Merchandise: My mum went to The Globe in the summer…… Continue reading 12 Days Of Blogmas – Day 2: Simply Shakespeare #24 – Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Shakespeare Fans!
So on this mighty fine #LoveTheatreDay I thought I would do a post for anyone who is thinking of going to The Globe any time soon! A Groundling was someone who went to see theatre at The Globe and had to stand in The Yard because the seats were too expensive. With a standing ticket…… Continue reading Simply Shakespare #23 – Top 10 Tips For Groundlings! – #LoveTheatreDay
Last weekend I had the best time with my mum and her bestie going to London to see Ian McKellen as King Lear at the Duke Of York Theatre! I really enjoyed it and will try and put my thoughts into a blog post!… The key to the success of a Shakespeare play for me…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #22 – King Lear @ The Duke Of York Theatre Starring Ian McKellen – Review