From cosy co- housing to the Theatre of Blood…

With the Foxwood saga on the back burner, I’m spending some time on my other type of writing- study guides and resources to help those hapless students trying to pass Eng. Lit.exams.  I’ve been doing this since 1997, publishing mostly through Coleridge Press , but also Zig Zag publications.  As the focus of the exams and their requirements have changed, I’ve tweaked and re -written.

Now I’m back in the bloody. violent and often perverse world of John Webster who I’ve always liked( what does that say about me?). the Tarantino of the Jacobean theatre .  I’ve just finished A Study Guide to The White Devii which will be out soon in paperback and I’m now revamping The Duchess of Malfi which was a triumph apparently last year when it was played in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre  at The Globe  with Gemma Arterton in the title role.  So, blood, madness, incest, torture…. A bit of a change from breadmaking, gardening and the CommunityChoir!

“Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.” ( Francis Bacon- though it could have been almost anyone- Jeremy Clarkson, Zayn Malik et al)

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