Tim Robinson: Aran as a site of cultural movement

The following was designed to be presented at Textualities20, a mini-conference I was involved in, due to have been held on 20th of March. It was cancelled once the colleges closed. Its subject, Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage, was written by Tim Robinson, a Yorkshireman who passed away on the 3rd of this month at the … Continue reading Tim Robinson: Aran as a site of cultural movement

[ePortfolio]Summing up: An Internal Monoblog Retrospective

I've had an interesting relationship with the blogging. I published a total of nine posts since I started, the last three of which hit in the space of a week. I honestly planned on keeping a more regular schedule this month but then, for obvious reasons, I spent more and more time inside. Without the … Continue reading [ePortfolio]Summing up: An Internal Monoblog Retrospective

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

Synge’s The Aran Islands: Civilisation as a Negative Influence

I'm reading a book by JM Synge about his travels in the west of Ireland. Synge is known for Playboy of the Western World. I can't name any of his other works, although obviously I know that he was involved in the Abbey Theatre. I'd not read or seen any of his work so I … Continue reading Synge’s The Aran Islands: Civilisation as a Negative Influence