12 Plays of Christmas – Day 3 – King John

Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas.  Today I have selected Shakespeare’s King John.  Traditionally this day is the day of St John, so that’s my reasoning. “King John” is one of the History plays from Shakespeare, and one that is rarely performed.  Filled with intrigue, “King John” should not be overlooked.  The story follows the reign of King John.  At the … Continue reading 12 Plays of Christmas – Day 3 – King John

The 12 Plays of Christmas – Day 1 – “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Not that long ago I was planning my “12 Days of Christmas Knits” for my other blog, when the idea struck that clearly I needed to commemorate the 12 days of Christmas with Shakespearean plays, and an idea of how scenes could be staged, given my passion for the Otago University Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare.  If you would like a freebie, here is a … Continue reading The 12 Plays of Christmas – Day 1 – “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

“The Winter’s Tale” – storyline resources

Here is a collection of resources aimed at helping you understand William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”. The whole play on YouTube The written text: The Entire Play here Summaries, character analysis and plot overviews: Sparknotes Enotes Use the above resources if you are completing particularly Achievement Standard 2.5 – where you have to compare and contrast 2 plays…. as well as if you are in … Continue reading “The Winter’s Tale” – storyline resources