How diverse casting can enhance Shakespeare

I had a class recently by a lecturer named Imke Lichterfeld. It was a research seminar about casting in Shakespeare productions for the modern stage. Central to the class was an article written in The Telegraph criticising casting choices that did not adhere to the writer's conception of appropriate casting for Elizabethan drama, and its … Continue reading How diverse casting can enhance Shakespeare

Echoes of Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith was a Romantic poet. I think the movement is pretty much always associated with masculine passion and individualism but of course there were female Romantic poets. Google Romantic poets or male Romantic poets and the row of faces along the top is the same. Google female Romantic poets and you get fewer names. … Continue reading Echoes of Charlotte Smith