The overlooked family of the famous William Shakespeare: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (book review)

An imagined story of Shakespeare's family life, focusing on what is usually mentioned only in footnotes - his wife and children, including the death of his son Hamnet during childhood. What's fascinating is that Shakespeare's name is not mentioned once in the story!

The Tempest retold: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (book review)

Hogarth Shakespeare project is a series of 8 books written by contemporary writers, each book being inspired by a story by Shakespeare. I was very excited about these books when I first heard about them, and now I got to read one of them - "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood.

You can watch Shakespeare’s Globe plays for free on Youtube

In case you are as excited as I am, just go and watch Hamlet now - it's available only until the 19th of April - click for Youtube link. Shakespeare's Globe, the world-famous cultural center from London, offers free streaming of their shows. There is the possibility to support them with a voluntary donation: "In … Continue reading You can watch Shakespeare’s Globe plays for free on Youtube

Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I continue my online learning journey with Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters by University of Adelaide. After a brief introduction into Shakespeare's world in the opening module and discussion about Hamlet in the first module, now it's time to get into A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters – I enrolled in the most engaging online course about Shakespeare

"Shakespeare may have died over 400 years ago, but he is still very much alive today" In a recent post about Hogarth Shakespeare I shared my interest in learning about Shakespeare’s stories in simple men's language. While (randomly) looking for literature-related courses on the edX plaform, I found THE course: "Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters" by University … Continue reading Bard101x, Shakespeare Matters – I enrolled in the most engaging online course about Shakespeare