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 […]
Nick Page shares this excellent quip from John Seargent overheard during a discussion on BH, from the Cheltenham Festival. John Sergeant embarked on a brief fantasy of which political leader resembled which Shakespeare character. Nick has recorded part of the programme, edited out the clip, & exported it into MP3 format….thereby earning himself a ‘O’-level […]
John Turnbull remembers Peter Lang, whose passing was recently announced.
Members and Patrons will no doubt be delighted to hear that our tired and chronically tardy chronicler at www.sevenoaksshakespeare.org was consigned to virtual flames on Monday 2/10/17 at High Noon, from which inferno will rise a most magnificent new organ. As you know, your committee is tireless in its search for leading edge technology. Having […]
Bard with a Beat, Stag Theatre directed by John Turnbull/Karen Crook