29.04.2016 // today I went to the British Library to work on some research for an article I want to write. I got my Reader’s Pass and had lunch with a friend who was working on her post-doctoral proposal. I love the British Library, it is such a hive of academic and literary activity.
15.08.16 I spent Friday at an exhibition at the British Library today all about how Shakespeare plays have evolved through their adaptations! It was so interesting - a student ticket is £5 and it’s free if you’re under 18 so if anyone is able to go I would really recommend it. I saw a manuscript written by Shakespeare himself, and learnt a lot about interpretations and how much an excellent one can change that plays future reception. The main thing I learnt was that all adaptations of Shakespeare are, in one, all of the previous versions that came before, and of its initial inspirations (and in some cases, the story it is plagiarised from!)
Later we went and walked from the British Library through regents park and back to Victoria station, and i caught 5 pokemon and stroked three dogs (kept this as a draft for too long omg) xxx emily