Shakespeare in Coffee and Pencil

By Graham Rhind I have tried many times to write an article for this blog, but in words I cannot seem to make sense of this place. Instead, I have sketched while sat outside in the January cold, ignoring Notre…

Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between Art and Politics

Cressida Brown, who directed the Shakespeare and Company open-air production of Macbeth last July, tells us about her latest theatrical production, Walking the Tightrope, a collection of 12 world premieres by celebrated playwrights exploring the interaction between art and freedom…

La Marche Républicaine

Though many of us at Shakespeare and Company are not French, we have all chosen Paris as our home and were all deeply affected by the recent violence. Wanting to come together and show our support, a large group of…

Beyond the Circles and Dots

by Thos Henley Walk into any airport bookshop, the smell of a thousand perfumes in the air, and you’re guaranteed to see tall piles of fatted paperbacks among the bestsellers—a front cover shows a silhouette walking away in the snow, shoulders hunched against…

Bonnes Fêtes and See You in 2015!

Dear readers and friends… Le Blog is taking a short pause for the holidays. We look forward to being reunited with you in the New Year and wish you all a joy, love and good-book-filled couple of weeks! **CHRISTMAS OPENING…