Lie still and dream

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I think Shakespeare must have been a man after my own heart. By which I don’t just mean the fart jokes and the humanity, but also that he was clearly a man who knew the splendid weirdness of dreams. Not everyone does – I have friends who swear they never dream, and those who think an unusual dream is one where they go back to school and have a history lesson – but taught by their old geography teacher (the horror!). I on the other hand belong to that group of humanity who nightly gets vivid technicolour spectacles which have all the plot of the latest Hollywood blockbuster, and almost as many dinosaurs. And I suspect Shakespeare was too.

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Shakespeare: The Complete Walk

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23rd April 2016

 

I’ve been hyping this up for some time, and rightly so. Making, and then screening, short films which capture the essence of all 37 plays. Making them free to the public, and putting them up on screens outdoors on the Southbank. This was a major undertaking.

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