Monthly Archives: May 2015

Understanding other people

After my last post on Shakespeare I  found a novel called I, Iago, by Nicola Galland. It interpreted the character of Iago in novel form. The author had directed Othello, had talks with the actor who played Iago, and her musings led … Continue reading

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On Rock or Sand.

Do we have “firm foundations for Britain’s future” ? Old people notoriously think the world is going to hell in a hand basket (is that an American idiom?) so I am, typically, wondering whether the golden days were the days … Continue reading

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More than you wanted to know about Shakespeare.

“When I was just 15 or so, I went into a golden land.” Well, it was a school field trip to Stratford to see Twelfth Night with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. But it was a magic world to me, … Continue reading

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The Other Side.

I once lived in Oakland, California, in a rather nice parsonage on the edge of the hills. Then we lucked out and got an urban homesteading house of our own- an abandoned house, with boarded up windows and an FBI notice … Continue reading

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