How still the evening is, as hush’d on purpose to grace harmony!
(Much Ado About Nothing, 2.3)

| In this issue:

“Seek anew some fresher stamp of the time-bettering days.”

(Sonnet LXXXII)

| Onwards into 2021

Happy New Year from the Repercussion Team! We’re back at it, if still not physically in the office – and we’re very excited for 2021. There are new works and projects slated to roll out this year, and the prospect of reconnecting with our audience-community is absolutely thrilling. Stay tuned for news about upcoming events!

“Come, stir, stir, stir! The curfew-bell hath rung.”
(Romeo and Juliet, 4.4) |

| Curfew Trivia from the Bard, Stratford and Literary History

For bilingual folk, the lexical slip between couvre-feu and curfew might not be all that obscure, but the social and textual traditions around the concept of a curfew are rich and interesting. For those quiet evenings that we might find ourselves having over the next few weeks, here are some readings about curfews, citing Shakespeare, his home town, and the English literary-cultural fabric.

“That it may grow and sprput as high as heaven.” 
(Henry IV Part II, 2.3) |

| Sprouts, Snacks and Subjectivity

In the winter months, it can be a touch tricky to source as many fresh greens as we might like – as an alternative, and perhaps a timely one, as most of us are more consistently at home these days, why not grow a few sprouts? And while you’re waiting for those greens to germinate – here’s an article about some lesser-known foodstuffs in the Bard’s opus, including a link to an article describing the process of comfit-making.


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