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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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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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Sonnets for Advent 21: Sonnet 130

In this single poem Shakespeare turns the entire Petrarchan tradition on its head. Instead of praising an unobtainable beauty in romantic and conventional ways, Shakespeare looks beyond surface appearances to what’s really there in the person he loves. Her eyes are not full of sunlight, neither are her lips the best shade of red; her […]

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