I recently reviewed Belvoir St Theatre’s production of Aphra Behn’s The Rover. You can check it out online at The Conversation.
I really wish someone would force-read Rob Nixon’s Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor to not only the current U.S. President but to all of us across the western world. It applies not just to those who – cotton wool firmly in their ears – deny the urgency of the climate crisis, but to those…
You can find my latest reviews on the Shakespeare Reloaded blog. I’ve checked out Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III and a screening of Julie Taymor’s New York production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
You can read my review of Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theatre’s production of Measure for Measure on the Shakespeare Reloaded website now!
Very happy to announce that my monograph, Shakespeare and Complexity Theory, will be published with Routledge early in 2017. Currently in the final stages of preparing the manuscript, and looking forward to seeing it in print!
In Puck’s penultimate speech of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he bridges the dancing frivolities of the Athenian and fairy courts with a dark vision of graveyards and hauntings: Now the hungry lion roars, And the wolf behowls the moon, Whilst the heavy ploughman snores, All with weary task fordone. Now the wasted brands do glow…
You can read my review of Sport for Jove’s The Taming of the Shrew on the Shakespeare Reloaded blog!
I co-presented last week at the Varieties of Shakespeare mini-symposium at the University of Sydney, which took place to mark the #Shakespeare400 anniversary. In this very informal presentation, we share the latest Shakespeare Reloaded activity. You can check out the podcasts here, which were produced by Anna Kamaralli for the website, Shakespeare Twenty Score.
Had a lovely chat this afternoon with the Shakespeare legend John Bell on ABC 702 Sydney’s Afternoons with James Valentine. You can catch the podcast here.
You can find my review of Bell Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet up on the Shakespeare Reloaded blog.
I presented last week at the Australian National University Humanities Research Centre’s symposium on Shakespeare and the Public. It was a truly inspiring, stimulating, and fascinating two days with illuminating papers from academics based in Australia and overseas. You can check out the symposium write-up here on the Shakespeare Reloaded blog.
Shakespeare TwentyScore is a great new resource for anyone trying to keep track of Shakespeare-related events in Australasia during the ‘Shakespeare400’ anniversary year. Should be an exciting year! I’ve got a couple of conferences in 2016 (one uncomfortably soon given my lack of preparedness) so I’m looking forward to squeezing in as many events as I can!