Book Review

My Week of Culture: Macbeth by the National Theatre and Mary Beard’s Civilisations

May is one of my busiest months of the year as a lecturer – there are dissertations to be read, reports to mark, results to be logged before exam boards in June…the list goes on and on. Consequently, I feel like every May I achieve next to nothing outside of work; my evenings and weekends are either spent marking or conking out on the sofa, utterly knackered.

This week however, I’ve been lucky enough to get a bit of a break on the job front, and so I was able to indulge in a bit a culture!

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Book Review

Review: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (A Novel)

In all honesty, I had some hefty reservations about purchasing this audiobook. I’m a hardcore Hamlet fangirl; in my opinion it’s one of the most perfect things ever set to paper… and pastiches are usually a huge success or an utter failure. However, seeing that it was narrated by the brilliant Richard Armitage and having an audible credit to dispose of, I thought it was worth giving it a try.

I’m glad I did!
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