Tag Archives: Elizabeth Dollimore
Winter blues

Sonnets for Advent 17: Sonnet 66

Today’s sonnet seems full of the winter blues, and perhaps reflects back some of the tiredness that can hit us at this time of year. A twelve-lined sentence limps emphatically forward, stitched together with the repetition of ‘And’ at the beginning of ten of those lines. The couplet reminds us of the tiredness we started […]

Continue Reading
'A Vision of Cleopatra' by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sonnets for Advent 15: Sonnet 57

Somehow it’s easy to imagine this sonnet being spoken by Kate in The Taming of the Shrew or by Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing; its tone is playfully sarcastic. Moreover, Sonnet 57 is overridingly dramatic (rather than lyrical) which makes it richly suggestive of a character and situation from one of the plays. But […]

Continue Reading
Sir Kenneth Branagh as Henry V in his 1988 film version.

Filming Shakespeare – Gone Live!

Our recent webinar on ‘Filming Shakespeare’ has now been posted as a resource within Blogging Shakespeare and can be accessed via to tool-bar at the top of this page, or by clicking here. It’s a conversation about the Shakespeare films of Sir Kenneth Branagh, patron of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Shakespeare Film Festival. Don’t miss […]

Continue Reading

Download a free book written by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells about Shakespeare, Conspiracy & Authorship. Download the Book.

DESTINATION SHAKESPEARE, THE DEBUT POETRY COLLECTION FROM LEADING SHAKESPEAREAN SCHOLAR PAUL EDMONDSON, IS OUT NOW!

24 brilliant poems, inspired by Shakespeare's life and art, bound in an artisan stitched chapbook

get your copy now