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Tech and the Tempest: Some Brief Thoughts

11 January 2016

I was pleased to come across Gregory Doran’s remarks about The Tempest, which will be staged at the RSC in the summer with a “digital” Ariel (/Aerial?).  Doran...

The Yellow Dormitory: A 1914 inscription and Robert Herrick’s Hesperides

24 March 2015

I was really taken with this dedication inscribed in the opening pages of an early 20th-century copy of Herrick’s Hesperides, which I found tucked away in a second-hand bookshop...

The Ballad of Richard III

22 March 2015

Richard III was reburied earlier today. Here’s a light-hearted poem I wrote after the discovery of of his body inspired a million television programmes:   BALLAD OF RICHARD...

Staging Exeter: An Evening in the Guildhall

15 April 2014

Staging Exeter: An Evening in the Guildhall The public engagement project I am working on alongside Anna-Marie Linnell and Nora Williams, funded by AHRC Catalyst Exeter, is now coming...