Performing on the Globe Theatre Stage

To summarise my experience with the Teachers Go Global programme has been the hardest thing to write. To say the experience was life altering seems trite, but so true. For most of my life, I have never really felt “at home”. This has extended to frequent moves, an extended list of places I don’t want to live, and a need to be near a certain … Continue reading Performing on the Globe Theatre Stage

The 12 Plays of Christmas – Directory

Hello!  After compiling 12 plays from William Shakespeare and presenting them to you here, I hope you have enjoyed the reading over the last 12 days.  As you may be aware, I am traveling to London in July to perform at the Globe Theatre, so every play on the list this year is one from Shakespeare.  I am very excited about this.  (Though I still … Continue reading The 12 Plays of Christmas – Directory

The 12 Plays of Christmas – Day 4 – “The Winter’s Tale”

Welcome to Day 4 of the 12 Plays of Christmas. Day 4 is the Feast of Holy Innocents – commemorating the children killed by King Herod.  So I have selected one of my favourite plays, which includes an attempted baby killing, “The Winter’s Tale”. “The Winter’s Tale” was the first major I directed that picked up awards at the National Finals of the Sheillah Winn … Continue reading The 12 Plays of Christmas – Day 4 – “The Winter’s Tale”

“The Winter’s Tale” Explained

The whole plot of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” is complex. The King and Queen are happy…. and expecting a baby.  Then the King decides that clearly his wife has had an affair with his mate (who has been in the court for 9 months…. and she convinced him to stay longer).  She denies the affair, but he throws her in jail anyway.  Later she gives … Continue reading “The Winter’s Tale” Explained

“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