I’ve just got my latest essay back, and it would be fair to say that I am disappointed with the mark. (as, it appears from the comments, is the marker….”this is elegantly written, but unfortunately I must give it a low mark”…) I have managed to write a history essay rather than a literary one,… Continue reading On reading the question….
It’s the MayDay holiday, so what does a girl do? Well, this one spends the morning reviewing an essay on humoral theory and its impact on early modern theatre (and doing the footnotes and bibliography – with only a little bit of shouting and hitting the desk! Boy, I hate footnoting….) and the afternoon in… Continue reading A jolly holiday…with not-Mary-Poppins….
I have been reading a lot! There is a 4000 word essay due in on May 4th and another on May 11th – and each of them needs quite a lot of reading. It’s been fun. In a way. The problem is trying to fit it all into a short time. It’s not that the… Continue reading Would that there were more time….
I have just returned from the last class of my final module of my MA. It’s by no means over yet; there is still an essay for this module to write, and then the dissertation, and that isn’t handed in until September. But still, it marks a staging post, and is just a moment to… Continue reading So fortunate….
It feels like a long time – it is a long time – since I have written. Life has been hectic. Good but hectic – and I feel like I have had little to say. I ave noticed this; when life is very full, there is little to say because there is little time to… Continue reading Busy, busy, busy
This week’s MA seminar was concerned with variant texts, and the efforts made to harmonise them – or not! We spent some time looking at the variations between Q1 (please note, no longer referred to as the Bad Quarto – which always conjured up all the wrong images for me anyway – bad quarto!, sit!;… Continue reading Of such (apparently !) small things…
I am beginning to think about the dissertation…which doesn’t get started til next year, but there are no classes til October, so it seems a good time to get a little ahead… I am thinking around issues of how audiences experienced plays, and the act of going to plays, and specifically, how (if at all… Continue reading Thinking ahead to the dissertation.