Shakespeare Among Readers

Shakespeare Among Readers is the title of the online exhibition I created with the assistance of my son (Eduardo Lima, PhD, Brunel University London) for the Shakespeare Connected project. The project is an initiative of Rev Dr Paul Edmondson from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) in partnership with the Museums and Universities Partnership Initiative (an … More Shakespeare Among Readers

Bard on screen

Going to the theatre to see a live performance of a Shakespeare play may be something hard to achieve for most people. If you live in a country where there isn’t a theatrical tradition and/or a dedicated Shakespearean company, revivals might be quite sporadic. And even if you live in a country, such as the … More Bard on screen

Dante’s journey into politics and the human soul

Literature is always political.  English language trainee teachers are, in some contexts, still instructed to avoid materials and classroom situations that would lead to the discussion of politics, religion, sex, gender, war, life and death. In other words, avoid anything relevant to the fabric of society and to human beings. ‘Safe’ as it may be, … More Dante’s journey into politics and the human soul

Readers’ interactions in an online reading group

This is the abstract of an article published at the end of last year in the Language & Literacy journal, published by the University of Alberta, Canada. It reports on some of the findings from my research on an online reading group for English language teachers. ABSTRACT This study is an investigation of readers’ posts … More Readers’ interactions in an online reading group

Teaching Shakespeare to international students

Thanks to the British Shakespeare Association for publishing this short article in the latest issue of Teaching Shakespeare.  Attitudes to Shakespeare in the field of teaching English as a foreign/second language have historically oscillated from given him a prominent position in the diffusion of the English language overseas (Eagleton, 2008) to an almost total rejection … More Teaching Shakespeare to international students