Due to unfortunate circumstances The Messenger Speech will be shut down until such time as a new correspondent can be found. 

Have a safe holiday,

Bankside University, Creative Writing Department  

Another pointless Tragedy: A Review of Tomas Kyd’s ‘The Spanish Tragedy’

The Creative Writing program at Bankside prides itself in creating and supporting many celebrated writers including Chris Marlowe. But how does the rest of the department really hold up under scrutiny? One writer in particular falls short, Tom Kyd. Tom has been a student at Bankside for many years now and his one substantial work in that time has been “The Spanish Tragedy”, but has anyone even read this story? Does anyone even know if it is any good?

Well dear readers I’m here to demystify you, because I have read it. And believe me it is nothing special. The action of the play is all over the place, and the story is complex but without a unifying action. It’s essentially just Seneca redone with a pretty typical theme of revenge.

Everyone makes such a fuss over Tomas Kyd, but in actual fact his writing is completely inferior to Marlowe it’s just that no one’s ever bothered to actually read his work to find out.

Underaged Drinking: No longer a problem

Well the good news is that The Anchor Pub has now stepped up its security and underaged drinking is no longer a problem at that establishment. When I talked to campus security about the issue last week, about how the Anchor Pub didn’t ID me, they were very concerned and grateful to me for reporting it. It felt great to be out doing something from the campus, helping to make everyone safer. I am sorry that my actions caused some people to be excluded from the Halloween Party, but I know that what I did was in everyone’s best interest.

I hope dear readers you all had a safe and Happy Halloween. Mine was not exactly what I expected… but hey my costume worked great so that’s something.

The York reign continues!

After a hard fought election we can now officially announce that Richard York will follow in his brother’s footsteps as Bankside University’s next student council president.

Richard York election winner

Richard York wins Student Council President Election

This comes as a surprise to most because it seemed that Henry was the favourite among the student body. In fact it seems hard to believe that Richard somehow managed to secure the election seeing as most people are now becoming quite vocal that they voted for Henry.

When we reached out to Hal for comment he didn’t seem the least bit concerned over his loss as he bought a round of drinks for everyone in the Anchor pub. (Due to the fact that both of the reporters working on this story are underage we were not able to join him to question him further about his loss, but it didn’t look like he was taking it too hard.)

Richard meanwhile in his first day in office this morning made the shocking decision to fire all of the other student council officers. Many of these students were hand picked for the council by Richard’s brother Edward last year. Richard made a brief statement explaining that he needed his own people that he could trust with him on the council. This move has certainly not done him any favours when it comes to popularity among the students.

Here at the Messenger Speech we will keep on eye on Richard and see what kind of leader he becomes.

Georgia Roberta Green-Peele @GRGPeele

Ben Jonson @benjaminajonson