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Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet Despite how ubiquitous The Nutcracker is around Christmas – its music especially, if not the ballet or story itself (in fact, some of the music even makes it into non-Christmas-themed commercials), I realise that it … Continue reading

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Second Time is The Charm – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

The first time that I saw Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, I was bored with it. I knew that it was supposed to be a comedy, but I found very little humour in it. It was not entertaining – it was like … Continue reading

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More Historical Mayhem – Shakespeare’s Richard III

If I felt sorry for Macbeth, at least that play was a fantasy and about a medieval king – Shakespeare was as far removed from Macbeth as we are from Shakespeare. By comparison, Richard III is outright slander and political … Continue reading

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Historical Fantasy – Shakespeare’s Macbeth

While I studied Shakespeare’s Macbeth in school, I hadn’t yet until recently seen the play performed. It is apparently Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, which is perhaps why it has been popular for the past few centuries. Unlike some of his plays, … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016)

With seven books and eight films, the Harry Potter series took up a decade of my life. I really enjoyed the story, the characters, and the fantastical world that J.K. Rowling created. Thoroughly enjoyed, in fact. The series took Harry … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins – The Musical

When I initially learned that Mary Poppins had been adapted from the screen to the stage, I was somewhat sceptical that the musical could be as good as the film. A lot of the magic of the film relied specifically … Continue reading

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Just What Was Promised – ‘Les Miserables’, 2012

Movie musicals used to be highly popular.  Tickets to the theatre were expensive, but tickets to the cinema were relatively cheap.  In the age before there were televisions in every home, going to the cinema for a two-hour-plus musical was … Continue reading

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