One enjoyment that recovering from surgery allows me to indulge in is watching movies. I am also a fan of the works of Shakespeare so I decided to watch the 2015 production of the movie ‘Macbeth’ starring Michael Fassbender. I wish I had not. I think it is right that film versions of Shakespeare’s plays … Continue reading Macbeth (2015)
It is not often that televised adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays cause an outcry, but this one certainly did. I can see why, having watched it myself recently, but it seems to me to be tale with two sides. I am not a Shakespeare purist but I do believe that it is best not to stray … Continue reading BBC Cymru’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, adapted by Russell T Davies.
Having just started submitting my manuscript for Eugenica to literary agents I received a comment that made me ponder the wisdom of having four main characters all of whom are disabled; disability is not attractive! I agree, it is not. And the fact is that some people have a problem in dealing with disabled people. … Continue reading Writing About Disability isn’t Pretty is it?
This is one of my favourite plays by William Shakespeare so when I saw this film version listed in my television schedule I set it to record so that I could enjoy watching it at a time when I knew I would not be disturbed. Directed by Julie Taymor from her own screenplay adaptation it … Continue reading The Tempest (2010)