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Screening: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by the National Theatre

The NT Live screening of Dream will take place in selected Irish cinemas on 17 October, 22 October, 3 November, and 6 November. For details, see the NT Live website. [Copied from the NT Live website.] ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 7 Oct 2019

Shakespeare and the moon

Astronaut on the moon, 1969 It’s fifty years since the first moon landing in July 1969, and most people who were alive at the time must have memories of it. My father woke me up to watch Neil Armstrong become the first human ever to tread on the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jul 2019

Plough Monday and Distaff Day

January, from a mss at the British Library. http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Cotton_MS_Tiberius_B_V/1 Although Christmas is well past, it’s been only a week since many people got  back to normal, so attached are the English...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Jan 2018

January Blogroll: Best of 2017

¶ Dear readers: ¶ I don’t think I have to tell you this was a bizarre year. Everything in public life seemed to be going straight in the bin, and yet things for me professionally have only progressed positively. A number of long-awaited...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 1 Jan 2018

Keats and Shakespeare at Eton College

 By Sir Stanley Wells Join us at Eton College, Windsor, for a special evening of Keats and Shakespeare on Tuesday 3 October 2017 from 6.30pm until 9.00pm. Find out more by clicking here. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-eton/...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Sep 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nanke-ji at the Leeds Intercultural Festival

By Lucy Nordberg Last year I was fortunate to be involved in a fascinating project organised by the University of Leeds to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and the Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. A new stage production...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Apr 2017

Shakespeare al fresco

Interview with the Shakespeare Aloud Team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. By Sara Marie Westh When you visit the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the SBT for short, you first make your way through a twilit hallway snaking this way and that, and brimming...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 Apr 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @NewbridgeMemo – March, 1st-4th

Marvellous Pretenders are a newly formed professional theatre company, based in the Newbridge Memo. The group, who are fronted by director and actor Suzie Rees, are the only professional producing company in the area and will be bringing classic plays...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 20 Feb 2017

“that which knitteth souls and prospers loves”: A Midwinter Dreame

Modular 1980 Christmas card, designed by C. Walter Hodges, for the Detroit Project.¶This post inaugurates a new series here on Bite Thumbnails explicitly dedicated to the Portland-area first folio technique company, the Original Practice Shakespeare...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 24 Dec 2016

The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost By James Cappio David Tennant as Berowne Why isn’t Love’s Labour’s Lost more popular? Perhaps this “feast of language” is a surfeit for some. Where A Midsummer Night’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 21 Dec 2016

That merry wanderer of my life: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I recently read that A Midsummer Night’s Dream – with the mischief its fairies wreak on the young lovers and the play the bumbling workmen stage for the newlywed duke and duchess – is currently the most performed of Shakespeare’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 5 Oct 2016

Digital Groundlings

Digital Groundlings By Heidi McElrath Meow Meow (Titania) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Steve Tanner As most internet-Shakespeareans probably know, on Sunday 11 September 2016, the Globe did something it had never done before: live streamed...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Sep 2016

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