Wisdom from the Oxford Ed.
Did you miss it? I bet you missed it………
Nick Page remembers RSC founder and ‘Shakespeare genius’ John Barton.
We shall never surrender, save to the interests of honour, and good sense.
An article reprinted from The Shakespeare blog with annecdotes from Phil Newton
This article analyses the dramatic functions of the smile in Shakespeare’s plays as a facial gesture which can either reveal what a character is thinking, or conceal feelings. It is at its most theatrically complex in Twelfth Night as a thematic and structural element, and Malvolio’s smiling is the most extended example. Increasing interest […]
The greater part of The Tempest is in blank verse — the unrhymed, iambic five-stress (decasyllabic) verse, or iambic pentameter, introduced into England from Italy by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, about 1540, and used by him in a translation of the second and fourth books of Vergil’s Aeneid, Nicholas Grimald (Tottel’s Miscellany, 1557) employed […]