The Writer's Tale

I have just been reading Russell Davies’ The Writer’s Tale. The book is about the conception and filming of Series 4 of Doctor Who. So a very heavy hardback, with lots of delicious photographs of the programme and behind the scenes stuff, as well as snippets of scripts. Written in an epistolatory style, it uses…

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The Merchant of Venice, RSC 2008 (7th June 2008, 8th October 2008, 25th October 2008)

The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company) Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.)The production of The Merchant of Venice, which we saw in Newcastle, raised many interesting questions about the play. It was a production which asked the audience to make meanings. It raised questions about the character of Shylock, the differences between Belmont and Venice…

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Hamlet (August 21st 2008, 29th October 2008, 30th October 2008, 17th December 2009, 5th January 2009)

Thoughts written at the time, I saw Hamlet for the first time. On thinking about the Doctor Who Hamlet….When I visited Stratford in August to see David Tennant’s Hamlet, I was as much interested in the experience – before and after – as well as the production itself. What I mean by this was that…

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