Monthly Archives: October 2010

A title for a maid of all titles the worst

The Taming of the Shrew is a very difficult play for me. I am pretty certain Shakespeare was taking the mick, really, but having great sympathy for Katharina, it is difficult to get through nontheless. ReTold takes the two difficult … Continue reading

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Toil and trouble

Ah, Macbeth. I’m sorry, *the Scottish play*. The last time I read this, I was sixteen and facing my O-levels. Years later, only two verses (half, really) remain stuck in my mind: Double, double, toil and trouble, Fire burn and … Continue reading

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I see, lady, the gentleman is not in your books

No; an he were, I would burn my study Adaptations are hit-and-miss affairs. The movie Jumper, for example, butchered the main character, tried to be a blockbuster and generally, got the feel of the book all wrong. Straight to TV … Continue reading

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Read of the week: Dinosaurs love underpants

There is something to be said for a book that has a rhyme starting with “When T-Rex saw Man’s knickers”…     Freedman, Claire. Cort, Ben (Illust.) Dinosaurs Love Underpants. Simon & Schuster Children’s. 2008.

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For the love of a handsome man

I have always maintained that I can sit through anything that has the delectable Shahid Kapoor in it. I have watched interviews in Hindi, with no subtitles, enjoyed the daftest and fluffiest movies (Dil Bole Hadippa!, Chance Pe Dance), put … Continue reading

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Tea, cakes and pistols, anyone?

Having recently moved halfway across the world, I find myself staring at empty bookshelves in distress. You see, the choice was between toys and books. Toys are essential, as any parent knows, to a happy child. And a happy child … Continue reading

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