By Charlotte Crawshaw
Thursday 9th May saw the opening of the York International Shakespeare Festival, kicking off with the fantastic performance of ‘All’s Well that Ends Well’ at the Friargate Theatre. Director Paul Burbage provided an interesting and modern take on the performance, in the note from Burbage he said ‘with a little fine-tuning, a surprisingly contemporary voice emerges’ which he succeeded with.
Even before the performance began the take on the performance was very interesting, as the players were introduced to the audience as people working on the set. It was really interesting to be able to see all of the players before the performance actually begun. The set itself was minimalist, yet impressive and immersive. The set consisted of two tables, which moved around the stage periodically as the scenes changed. The seating in the theatre draw the members of the audience in, making everyone feel involved in the performance.
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Thank you to Sophie Lake for letting us know about this excellent opportunity for Literature and Creative Writing Students!
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By Abi Whitaker and EllIe Anderson-Ingham
On the night of the 21st of February York Theatre Royal hosted the SLAP event ‘Fat Girl Singing’ by Emma Geraghty. Here Abi and Ellie discuss the performance.
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In this week’s instalment of dissertation corner, Hannah Tindale tells us about her project on the family saga in children’s literature.
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In this week’s instalment of Dissertation Corner we talk to Ella Bramhall about her project on representations of African-American Womanhood.
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In this week’s instalment of Dissertation Corner, Georgia Fenwick tells us about her project on women and conflict in the world of G. R. R. Martin!
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In this week’s instalment of Dissertation Corner we speak to Samantha Bland about her project on child protagonists and technology in science fiction.
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In this week’s instalment of Dissertation Corner we talk to Hannah Tetlow about her project on American Masculinity at the end of the Nineteenth Century.
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In this week’s Dissertation Corner we speak to Harriet Mercer about her project on Mourning and Death in the Romantic Elegy, 1750-1830.
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Inspired by responses to the recent National Theatre Live production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Adam Kirkbride contemplates the dangers that arise when we assume the problems of the past are no longer visited upon the present.
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By Adam Kirkbride
Blog Staffer Adam Kirkbride catches Hadestown at the National Theatre before it strikes off for the bright likes of Broadway!
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In the run-up to Christmas, YSJ literature students are putting together posts to enter into the festive frame of mind. Here Lucy Pettigrew shares her poem on York at Christmas time. Continue reading “York At Christmas, A Poem by Lucy Pettigrew”