Tag: Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare at Drum Castle

    Shakespeare at Drum Castle

    We saw the Merchant of Venice at Drum Castle last night by Illyria. It was brilliant and the acting was superb. The cast of just five meant they all played several roles and the changing of costumes and accents was flawless. We saw them once before with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and as then, we […]

  • We’re all quoting Shakespeare, every day, without realising

    We’re all quoting Shakespeare, every day, without realising

    I’m reading Bill Bryson’s book on Shakespeare which is typical Bill Bryson and full of fascinating facts put together in an entertaining way. What is amazing for me is how much influence Shakespeare has had on the English language. I did not know this but around 10% of all quotes in circulation today are from […]

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    We took the kids to open air theatre at Drum castle last night. We saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and performed by Illyria. It was wonderful and Illyria are fantastic! We thought the kids might get bored and find it hard to stay up so late but that was not the case at all. It was very […]