Literature and theory

Another frequent question posed to students in introductory literary courses is whether theory is a necessary tool to conduct literary analysis. Should readers simply provide a personal response to texts or should they only pay close attention the text language and structure? Or still, should readers examine texts considering broader philosophical and political theories? I … More Literature and theory

Shakespeare Among Readers

Shakespeare Among Readers is the title of the online exhibition I created with the assistance of my son (Dr Eduardo Lima) 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 Arts Council funded … 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