Starcrossed Lovers

Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries (2006), University Lecturer and Fellow in English, is preparing to start work on a new edition of Romeo and Juliet for the New Cambridge Shakespeare, to be published in 2020. She’s decided to write about the play every day in 2018, commenting on anything from a couple of lines to a sonnet (in length), starting at the beginning, and reflecting briefly on each scene as she finishes it; she’s also writing about any productions she manages to see in the course of the year. So far she’s up to Act 1 Scene 3 - Romeo and Juliet haven’t even met yet!

You can read her blog at here, and follow her at @starcrossed2018 for updates and new posts.