By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) All’s Well That Ends Well is one of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known and less highly regarded plays. Before we say more about the play – and how it came to be regarded as one of his ‘problem plays’ – it’s worth recapping the plot of […]
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By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘Prelude’ is one of Katherine Mansfield’s longest, and finest, short stories. Centring on the Burnell family as they move house in New Zealand, ‘Prelude’ is the opening story in Katherine Mansfield’s first ‘mature’ collection of fiction, Bliss and Other Stories (1920), although the story […]
By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting and enchanted plays: a fantasy or ‘romance’ featuring a magician, the ‘monstrous’ offspring of a wicked witch, fairies, a lavish masque, drunken conspirators, young lovers, and much else. Before we say more about these individual elements […]
By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) What follows is a short plot summary of James Joyce’s story ‘After the Race’, which was published in his 1914 collection of short stories, Dubliners. Before proceeding to the summary below, you might wish to read ‘After the Race’ here.
By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘Monday or Tuesday’ appeared in Virginia Woolf’s 1921 collection of short stories, a collection which took its name, Monday or Tuesday, from this story. But can we really call a short sketch (just a page long in the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Woolf’s […]