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The Power of Public Copyright

Was anyone else really, really frightened when they heard that the BBC was making a 21st century version of Sherlock Holmes? Was anyone else really, really relieved to discover that actually, it was good?  Oodles […]

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Henry IV (Pt.1!)

Oh my god I love this play. Henry IV was, according to 1066 And All That (the book I never quite had the guts to reference in my historiography essays…) a Bad King who wisely […]

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Why History?

So, I got asked a few days ago – and I get this now and then – how I ended up going from studying history, to doing technical theatre, via writing fantasy books.  And I […]

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In Praise of… Dr Who

So, as anyone who’s been muddling along with this blog for a while will know, I love Dr Who.  And it’s taken me an age to admit it, because, let’s face it, there was a […]

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Midsummer Nights Dream Pt.2

So, remember how a few months ago I lit a production of Midsummer Nights Dream?  I got some photos now… full credit to Ian Latimer for taking them!

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Election 2010

So, I’m not what you’d call big on politics.  I mean, I care, and get very pissed off about the whole business, but I’m not what you’d call a believer.  I’m a wishy-washy liberal, which […]

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Midsummer Nights Dream

So, I’m sat at RADA on my lunch break, having just finished cutting colour for a production of Midsummer Nights Dream.  It’s a holiday job, in which RADA and the New York University join forces […]

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Coming soon…

So, something I’ve been planning for a while is a glossary of urban magic terminology.  Some of which is in the books, some of which isn’t, just to kinda put it out there and generally […]

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The 39 Steps

So!  I went to the theatre a few days ago, for the first time in ages.  The ironic thing about learning how to work in theatre, is that you never really have time to go […]

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Measure for Measure

So, it’s that time again, the end of one of those cycle of weeks in which the washing doesn’t get done and the flat gently declines into squalor and trousers get torn and you find […]

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A New English-Chinese Dictionary

So, I’ve been learning (with abject results) Mandarin, and to help me on my way I’ve been given a Chinese dictionary.  It was bought in a second hand book shop and judging by the copyright […]

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Pericles – What Happened Next

So, did I mention Pericles?  (Or Perididdles, as for some reason is has become known in the course of a technical period that I can only really describe as breathless.)  That thing I ended up […]

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