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Smiles that reveal, Smiles that conceal

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 […]

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Do we LIVE shakespeare?

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 […]

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Memories of Peter Lang

John Turnbull remembers Peter Lang, whose passing was recently announced.

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Our new SSS Website

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 […]

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Sevenoaks Drama Festival

Bard with a Beat, Stag Theatre directed by John Turnbull/Karen Crook

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Irresistible......

Smiles that reveal, Smiles that conceal

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The Food of Love…..

The Food of Love…..

Win FREE TICKETS to the Royal Phil providing a melodious backing for the Bard

My Second Best Bed

My Second Best Bed

SSS enters two festivals in 2019!

Our April Rehearsals Announced

Our April Rehearsals Announced

April Rehearsals, based on the feedback I have had, run thus: 2/4        Theseus...

Production Head Briefing Notes

Production Head Briefing Notes

With great power comes great responsibility.......