Neil Rathmell – writer

150+ essays on literary topics

Tag Archives: theatre

Pay what you can afford

We are often exhorted to work on our physical forces by walking or cycling or working out in the gym. But it is not only British bodies that have grown obese, the same thing has happened to British imaginations.

October 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Shakespeare and the invention of theatre

There were no theatres when Shakespeare was a boy. The plays he watched would have been performed either in a church or on the street, unless he was fortunate enough … Continue reading

September 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reading Shakespeare

With limited opportunities to see Shakespeare outside London and Stratford, the only alternative is to read him. Mind you, it was worse for Anne and the kids. They hardly ever … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment