My name is Gillian Armstrong. I am currently a Master’s student at the University of Toronto and I’m a recent graduate from Queen’s University where I studied history and drama.
The main purpose of this blog is to study Shakespeare. Specifically, I want to practice critical thought and reviewing productions. I love all Shakespeare but I am particularly interested in productions that adapt the context of the bard’s plays. Now adapting the context can refer to changing locations or changing the time period or “modernizing.”
What does changing the context highlight within the text? How does it change the audiences interpretation of the play? What new information did we gain? These are just a couple of examples of the questions that I’m interested in.