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Aura, aliveness, and art

21 April 2017

A second post inspired in part by Benjamin’s ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, and the final one — I think — on my research adventures...

The ghost in the machine

26 March 2017

The ghost of Hamlet’s father in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Story of the Play Concisely Told with 55 Illustrations from the Cinematograph Film (1913). From the Folger...

Shakespeare: The Game

28 February 2017

This month I’m in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, home to the largest collection of Shakespeare-related materials in the world. I’m in heaven!...

Why I blog

31 January 2017

I’ve been thinking lately about why I originally set up this blog, and why, more than three years later, I continue to post on it. In the very early days I think I was looking...