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Tag Archives: The Winter’s Tale

Based on a story by…

If Shakespeare were alive now he would have been obliged to advertise his new play as being based on a story by Robert Greene. He would also have needed Greene’s … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Shakespeare to Hardy

It may seem outlandish to compare the early novels of Thomas Hardy to the late plays of William Shakespeare, but reading Far From The Madding Crowd for the second time … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

The ballet of the play of the book

Most people who saw the premiere of The Winter’s Tale at the Royal Ballet earlier this year would have known that it was based on a play by William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment