Shakespeare on the Seine

I’ve seen a lot of Macbeth witches in my short life, but I’ve never seen any that are quite so… orgasmic? There’s definitely an unnervingly sexual tone to these witches in ripped wedding dresses. Their take is far more alarming than any of the three-girls-with-green-hair-and-pointed-hats-attempts I saw at school. The infamous ‘bubble bubble’ scene follows directly on […]

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TRV: Macbeth

What: Macbeth What (2.0): Eve Best directs this traditional version of Macbeth at the Globe and, with Joseph Millson as Macbeth, Billy Boyd (Pippin! From Lord of the Rings!) as Banquo and Samantha Spiro as Lady Macbeth, a pretty stellar cast in Renaissance dress presents a pretty safe bet. Where:The Globe How: Groundling tickets for £5 can be booked online (700 […]

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Classical literature “gamified” to encourage children

Oxford University Press has announced a partnership with a mobile and social web game developer to “gamify” popular classical literature for children. SecretBuilders, the developer, will introduce characters and plots in digital format, with the aim of engaging children and teenagers up to the age of 15 in classical literature. This entertaining digital learning experience […]

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