See below our most recent blog posts.
Given that we are the Pendley Shakespeare Festival and that I am the rather grandly titled Literary Advisor, it would be as well to lay my cards on the table regarding what, or more exactly who, I think 'Shakespeare' means. The film Anonymous brought the Authorship Question, as it’s sometimes known, fully into the mainstream. The film posits the theory, amongst others that are even more ludicrous, that the Earl of Oxford wrote the plays traditionally attributed to William Shakespeare.
Last time we met I gave some consideration to what the relationship between Shakespeare the writer and the internet might have been. This time, I want to think along similar lines about this year’s plays; Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors.
Hello and welcome to the inaugural blog on the Pendley Shakespeare Festival’s dedicated stream.
My name is James Sheldrake and I am the Festival’s rather grandly titled Literary Advisor, but I act in it as well and perform various other functions. Within my purview comes responsibility for maintaining this blog to a high standard, either with my own writings or the writings of others.
See below a transcript from the Under The Floorboards Theatre blog from 2013 -
Here is an article from the Hemel Gazette, from last August.
Also - see the attachment below - an article from The Stage about John Branston's long running association with Pendley.