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Shakespeare and His Language Legacy


Let us start out controversial. This week’s language maestro is essentially, at least to some, the Marmite of literature. Those of you who have studied Shakespeare at school will probably know what we mean: there are only so many interpretations of Romeo and Juliet a person can sit through, and even everyone’s favourite Macbeth has(…)

To Be or Not To Be a Superstition?


The world of theatre is a precarious thing, being unable to predict what will be a hit, and what will be a miss; one day you’re hot, the next day you’re not, so it’s not surprising that superstitions are taken seriously by drama peeps – no matter how ridiculous they seem! The most famous theatrical(…)

Pronunciation Hell: Why Aren’t English Words Spelled Properly?


If you have ever taught English or just helped out a foreign friend learning the language then you probably got asked about spelling at some point. More specifically, the student will have asked why on Earth some words are pronounced completely differently from the way they are spelled. Anyone who has grown up with a(…)