Tag Archives: World War 2

When Parliament almost came to Stratford-upon-Avon

On 18 June 2015 a report was published concerning the need for major restorationĀ on the Houses of Parliament in London. It outlines a number of possible options for the work and for what might happen to Parliament in the mean … Continue reading

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Parodying Hamlet

The best-known play based on Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is Tom Stoppard’s brilliant 1966 play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. It follows the plot of Hamlet from theĀ  point of view of the pair of hapless and confused courtiers, owing much … Continue reading

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When Hollywood came to Stratford: Claire Luce’s Cleopatra

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Lionel Bradley, an ordinary man who lived through the second world war in London, recording his thoughts about not the blitz but the concerts which he and other Londoners attended: a … Continue reading

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