Tag Archives: Hamlet

Managing Expectations: Cumberbatch’s Hamlet, O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show

This above all, to thine own self be true. Last week I saw two spectacular stage shows. Both of them came with baggage. Both of them met outrageous expectations with unabashed glee. I’ve seen a lot of Hamlets over the … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words

Hamlet:    Words, words, words Polonius:  What is the matter, my lord? Hamlet:     Between who? Polonius:  I mean, the matters that you read, my lord… HAMLET Act II, Sc ii I’m off to see Hamlet next week, so … Continue reading

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How to Tell a Writer from a Plumber

Recently, an unusual topic trended on twitter. It was 10 Things Not to Say to a Writer and offered a wide selection of the daft things people say to writers all the time. Such as: Are you a real writer? … Continue reading

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Write What You Believe

Anyone who has ever picked up a pen or a laptop and tried to write something has heard that hoary old piece of advice: Write what you know. When I was starting out, these words of alleged wisdom haunted me, … Continue reading

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