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SPEAKING THE SHAKESPEARE

By Yang Yu ‘To speak, or not to speak?’ This is the title of my first Shakespeare-themed poem, written in 2014. The poem, which focused on the civil struggle for liberty and equality under a totalitarian regime, was recited at the University of Sydney’s Festival of Democracy later that year. My knowledge of Shakespeare back […]

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Shakespeare’s Sources Troilus and Cressida

Continuing my series on Shakespeare’s sources (just five more to blog) I turn my attention to Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. This story, part Greek mythology, part medieval love story, revolves around the camp during the Trojan wars. It may seem a curious choice of subject matter, and certainly displays a curious combination of tragedy and […]

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Shakespeare Walks!

It is said that “when he walks,” Coriolanus “moves like an engine, and the ground shrinks”. I have always loved that apt figure of speech, describing a man so warrior-like that, when he treads the ground trembles. It is a ‘perambulatory detail’ that otherwise easily could be lost in a play with countless figures detailing […]

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Theseus and Hippolyta in Battle

Shakespeare’s Sources – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most original plays – rather than dreiving from one or two clear sources the text is rich with references  to familiar works by other writers from Ovid to Plutarch and Chaucer.  From Plutarch’s The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes for instance Shakespeare took both Theseus and […]

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