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Boredom as a creative force: why leaning in to boredom could help

on Jul 31, 2020 | 0 comments

By Penny Lodge

Since lockdown began back in March, Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton have regularly been touted as the poster boys for productivity during a pandemic. Shakespeare rattled off both King Lear and Macbeth in 1606 while quarantining from the Plague, and Sir Issac Newton discovered the theory of gravity during an escape to the country to avoid the same pandemic 60 years later. Likewise, in Russia, the revered poet Alexander Pushkin had such a productive quarantine on his family estate in Boldino during the Cholera outbreak of 1830 that the expression ‘Boldino Autumn’ entered the Russian language to denote a period Read full story ›

Source: The Drum