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“White nights in Macbeth Country…”

The Silent Eye, in conjunction with Lodge Unicorn na h’Alba, invites you to join us for a magical weekend in Scotland, experiencing the “White nights in Macbeth Country…” Grantown on Spey, June 14-16th 2019. When we meet in June it … Continue reading

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Ophelia ~ Violet Lentz #writephoto

accursed by ardor withered, never culled from her sweet vine, she acquiesced her ache, for Hamlet’s ever afflicted mind. Continue reading at Thru Violet’s Lentz

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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall ~ S. C. Skillman

Reblogged from S. C. Skillman: A thousand times the worse, to want thy light. Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks. Romeo and Juliet    Whether or not this … Continue reading

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Shades of the Golden Age…

As a child, I loved the old movies of the swashbuckling variety. Even then, I knew the stories were not real and the history likely to be wildly innaccurate. Romance and adventure did not wait behind every tree. Magic, though, … Continue reading

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Jewel in the Claw IV…

* ‘Lifes but a walking shadow A poor player that struts and frets His hour upon the stage Then is heard no more.’ William Shakespeare * Reblogged from Stuart France

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A flying visit – The Guild Chapel, Stratford upon Avon

I mentioned that, during our visit to Stratford upon Avon, we had wandered off on our way back to the car, drawn by the tower of a small church. It had proved a profitable detour, bringing us to an old … Continue reading

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A flying visit – A Shakespearean story arc…

The afternoon was drawing to a close and the chill of early spring was settling over Stratford-upon-Avon as we made our way back towards the car. There were still many things we would have liked to see, but, with the … Continue reading

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A flying visit – Seeing the details

It is impossible to walk around Stratford-upon-Avon without noticing its history, its art or its connection to William Shakespeare. Half timbered buildings are, it seems, everywhere. Statues and artistic depictions of the Bard vie with signs bearing his name or … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

Because I’d been at work that morning, it was well after lunch before we even set off on the 60 mile trip to Shakespeare’s home town. We knew before we left that there would not be enough time to explore … Continue reading

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In respect of the Bard…

With the Silent Eye’s annual workshop just weeks away and based around the idea of a fictitious final play by William Shakespeare, we decided to take a trip to his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon to pay our respects. With his back to … Continue reading

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