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I defy you, stars!

A game by Richard O’Brien, The Shakespeare Institute, based on Romeo and Juliet: click here   ‘I defy you, stars!’ was commissioned for PRINT / SCREEN, an exhibition of game-poems at the National Video Arcade in Nottingham, which ran 12th-18th November and had a second outing at the British Library. I was approached to write […]

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Programme Name: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - TX: n/a - Episode: Ep4 (No. 4) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Jonathan Strange (BERTIE CARVEL), Mr Norrell (EDDIE MARSAN) - (C) JSMN Ltd - Photographer: Matt Squire

Jonathan Strange and the Friends of English Verse Drama

 ‘This other magic, it will not do, sir.’ – Gilbert Norrell ‘But Shakespear’s Magick could not copy’d be, Within that Circle none durst walk but he.’ – John Dryden It’s entirely possible that my thesis is giving me tunnel vision, but the way characters discuss the ‘wild, cruel, medieval’ magic of the Raven King in […]

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Verse Drama Now #1: Speaking the Speech

As Christopher Marlowe anachronistically says in Anonymous, six years after his historical death: ‘It’s difficult to write, isn’t it? After watching something like Hamlet. It eats at you – at your soul…’ And it’s especially difficult to write a verse play. I’m a PhD researcher at the Shakespeare Institute looking at the history of verse […]

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