Teaching and learning workshop blog series

I’ve just finished a series of blog posts on a teaching and learning workshop that the Shakespeare Reloaded team recently ran in Sydney. You can check it out at the Shakespeare Reloaded blog. Advertisements

Trump, the Paris agreement and ‘slow violence’

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…

My latest reviews

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.  

A little announcement…

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!

Following darkness like a dream: STC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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…

Varieties of Shakespeare: the podcast

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.

Talking #Shakespeare400 on ABC Radio

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.

Romeo and Juliet: review

You can find my review of Bell Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet up on the Shakespeare Reloaded blog.

Shakespeare, the public, and the Roman plays

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.