MCM: Lope de Vega (1562-1635)

Portrait of Lope de Vega (Wikipedia) We start this series with a look at one of the most prolific authors in the Spanish language, with a life that was as evenftul and scandalous as it was productive. It is no secret that I love Lope de Vega. His love story with Marta de Nevares is …

Preparing my Shakespeare Monologue (1): Previous Impressions on Lady Anne

(Image from Masterclass.com) As part of the Masterclass with Helen Mirren, here's a look at the process I'm following to prepare the main exercise, a Shakespeare Monologue. So,  as I pointed in my return post, this is the year when I decided to put all my stuff in order, which means: Get rid of my …

Let’s make a podcast (1): Choosing the story and the style

(Image from Futurelearn.com) Welcome to a look at the process behind creating the new project of Out in Little Stars: A podcast!So yep.I'm making a podcast.Why? You ask.Well, might be that the course I've recently taken in FutureLearn* in partnership with the University of Wollongong titled The Power of Podcasting for Storytelling has helped me …

I am not dead

Believe it or not, this (almost) year of silence is over. Hey, so I know it has been a while since I last posted. Not that I have much of an excuse, but I promise I have been doing things in the meanwhile: I took an online acting course with Helen Motherflipping Mirren (YAY!)My health …

My favourite versions of my favourite Shakespeare characters: Henry V

Branagh in a still from the movie (IMDB) A character's view that came exactly in the time I needed it serves us to start this new series of articles. As every Shakespeare nerd worth their salt, I have my favourite characters. Moreso, I have my favourite versions of my favourite characters. I might like them …

La hija de Jacob: Or how I stopped worrying and started to write a novel

In the first of a series of articles, we see the start of the writing process and how, sometimes, you have to take the leap. Taking the leap is terrifying. Whether it's literal or figurative, throwing yourself into a new project (if you are like me) needs a series of previous preparations just to make …