Nicholas Hytner’s production of Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre has received a staggering amount of praise, and rightly so. One of the first at the new theatre which benefits from a beautiful view over the river Thames, it is a production that captivates, immerses, and impresses. What is so admirable about the production, though, … Continue reading Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre
Keats’ ’Ode on a Grecian Urn’ and Coleridge’s ’Kubla Khan’ have developed into seminal works both of their authors, and of the Romantic era. As one of the six Keatsian Odes composed in 1819, spanning the universal questions of the human condition, ’Grecian Urn’ is a crucial element in Keats’ philosophical contribution to the canon. … Continue reading Keats and Coleridge: A Comparison
Having read Neruda’s iconic collection Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada, I felt compelled to write about some of the patterns, motifs and techniques that make his romantic poetry quite as widely lauded as it is. Metaphor Neruda favours the metaphorical in the place of the literal almost as a rule. Take, for … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Neruda’s Poetry
Representative Democracy has, since its inception, involved campaigning as the nation is asked to vote on an election of representatives. As we face up to a rapidly changing political climate, it is important to ask ourselves how this electioneering takes place as well as how it might change in years to come. The 2017 General … Continue reading How will political campaigning change in the future?