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Shakespeare the therapist

Swimming for Shakespeare The idea that performing Shakespeare can help in the treatment of prisoners, ex-offenders and those suffering mental illnesses has been gaining popularity for several decades. Actors have often lead the way, with both Mark Rylance...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Aug 2017

New Year’s Honours for Shakespeare

Patricia Routledge At the beginning of 2017 the New Year’s Honours List was published in which the great and the good were recognised for their services. Following the successful 2016 Rio Olympics it was inevitable that many of those honoured would...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Jan 2017

Global Thoughts: Emma Rice, Irreverence, and Irrelevance

So. It’s been over a week since the Emma Rice debacle at the Globe hit the headlines. My first response was anger and disbelief, and obviously, as is my wont, I was ready to blog about it — but then, between seeing shows in Berlin and spending...
From: dispositio on 4 Nov 2016

Discord and dismay

Mark Rylance It’s been a bad-tempered sort of week for those who take an interest in Shakespeare. On Sunday 23rd October actor and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Mark Rylance launched into an attack on business sponsorship...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Oct 2016

Reinterpreting Shakespeare – again

Macbeth RSCAntony Sher Harriet Walter In 2013 Downton Abbey author Julian Fellowes was hauled over the coals for his film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, in which he rewrote large chunks of Shakespeare’s famous and much-loved play. His explanation...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Nov 2015

London Theater: Farinelli and the King; Miss Saigon

Kim and her child, poster for Miss Saigon Mark Rylance as the king in a contemplative nervous moment Dear friends and readers, As with New York City, it seems to me to be in London and not go to the theater to miss out on what’s unique and deeply...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Oct 2015

Shakespeare, culture, and a policy for the arts

Knowing the exact date in May 2015 of the next General Election has provoked discussions on topics that don’t get an airing during the usual month of campaigning before the big day. Recently, the arts has been the subject of these debates.  The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Mar 2015

“Go ply thy needle”: embroidery in Tudor England

Cromwell and Henry from Wolf Hall One of the great pleasures of the BBC series Wolf Hall, adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels, has been to admire the costumes worn by the king and his court, from the scarlet robes of Cardinal Wolsey and the magnificence...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Feb 2015

Cromwell on the Box

What would Geoffrey Elton’s reaction have been to Hilary Mantel’s novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies? He most likely would have treated them with the disdain of professorial silence – even in his most rabid character-assassination of Thomas...

Wolf Hall

Tudor fans this side of he pond are eagerly awaiting the launch of Wolf Hall, a major new BBC drama based on the Man Booker prize winning novels by Hilary Mantel, with the six week series due to air later this month. Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell Wolf...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 4 Jan 2015

In Praise of Actors, Part II (Mark Rylance)

So, Mark Rylance. It may be a bit contrary of me to say that Rylance is the single most remarkable — really, the only remarkable — thing about the current Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III. Both shows, and particularly...
From: dispositio on 19 Jan 2014

In Praise of Actors (Richard III and Twelfth Night on Broadway; King Lear at BAM)

Three of the shows I saw in New York had something in common: all were remarkable and memorable although none of them took an especially interesting, inventive, innovative, least of all radical approach. Like Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Night’s...
From: dispositio on 17 Jan 2014

Stephen Fry’s Shakespeare: from Cambridge Footlights to Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe

It seems Stephen Fry can do no wrong. Whether he’s fronting his comedy series QI, writing both fiction and factual books, tweeting, creating radio and TV documentaries or acting, his status as national treasure is assured. Speaking openly about...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Oct 2012

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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