Category Archives: Feeling

Johnson and Shakespeare

Just a quick post this time to announce the I’ve been invited to speak at a conference in Pembroke College, Oxford, marking the 350th anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s edition of the plays of Shakespeare. The event will take place in August 2015, so – all being well – I should have finished writing my thesis by then. As for my chosen topic, I’ll be in the ‘Johnson and Shakespeare’s Women’ panel, doing something with a vague resemblance to this proposal… Continue reading Johnson and Shakespeare

Translation / Performance

I am not good at German. I am painfully aware of this, because I can measure my ability in this language against my skill with French, and so tell, with depressing accuracy, that I have the level of a first-year undergraduate. This has been making life hard for me recently, as I decided to include German material in my last chapter, the one on how the acting of Shakespeare is seen from abroad in the eighteenth century.
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The Shifting Point

Peter Brook, courtesy of Wikipedia

I read Peter Brook’s collection of essays some time ago, but – most unfairly – decided to write a post about John Barton first. This is not because Brook was any less interesting (if anything, he’s the opposite), but rather because of the usual lack of world and time this blog constantly suffers under. Continue reading The Shifting Point

Thou art a scholar, speak to it… (III)

Images from archive.org and artstor; changing at 3 second intervals: 1) Mad joy, 2) Moderated joy, 3) Tranquility, 4) Surprise, 5) Astonishment, 6) Sadness, 7) Despondency, 8) Fear, 9) Horror, and 10) Despair

Images from archive.org and artstor; changing at 3 secon intervals: 1) Mad joy, 2) Moderated joy, 3) Tranquility, 4) Surprise, 5) Astonishment, 6) Sadness, 7) Despondency, 8) Fear, 9) Horror, and 10) Despair

As is I have done not once, but twice before, I’m uploading a recording of myself speaking a seminar paper. This is a rough version of what I will be delivering on Monday 3rd November 2014, from 4pm in the Board Room of the English Faculty at Cambridge.

As the file is large and hypothesis has limited upload sizes, you’ll have to download it via dropbox by clicking on these links.

Enjoy!