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Dickens and the theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dickens in 1842 Nineteenth-century novelist Charles Dickens is particularly associated with the festive season. His “little Christmas book” A Christmas Carol was published in 1843 and with its larger than life characters, dramatic plot and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Nov 2019

Theatre: The Merry Wives of Windsor – Cork Shakespearean Company

[info from Cork Arts Theatre webpage] Weds. 1st May – Sat. 4th May, produced by the Cork Shakespearean Company in the Cork Arts Theatre, directed by Raymond Brothers and Mike Keep and produced by Kieran O’Leary. Celebrating their 95th...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 29 Apr 2019

The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC/Live from Stratford-upon-Avon) @ Broadway, Nottingham

I’ll get this out of the way first; the opening sequence of the RSC’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is in competition for the worst thing I’ve ever seen on the RSC stage. Over the silhouette of a town was heard the voice of a messenger...
From: The Bardathon on 13 Sep 2018

Ellen Terry’s Very ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ @ Queen’s University Belfast

The most delightful part of academic conferences is always* the moment when academics get up to put on their own play. Liz Schafer’s contribution to the (now annual) British Shakespeare Association conference was her adaptation of Ellen Terry’s...
From: The Bardathon on 17 Jun 2018

Mothers of self-invention

I issued the usual complaint to my wife: “I don’t know what to write about.” Henry VIII was in the books but no inspiration was coming to me. I had come down with a bad case of PPMD: Post-play Moping Disorder. Symptoms include: writer’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 14 Mar 2017

The Plays We Overlook: The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Plays We Overlook: The Merry Wives of Windsor By James Cappio Falstaff Besieged by Fairies Overshadowed by the two parts of Henry IV, The Merry Wives of Windsor starts off unpromisingly. Writers’ manuals always warn fledgling writers not to...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Dec 2016

Countdown Day 8: Flowers and Love

Today we turn our thoughts to love…And to flowers.  Flowers and love seem to be interconnected throughout history.  Roses in particular have romantic associations going back to classical mythology.  The red rose was considered to...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2016

Charlecote Park event, 7th September

Charlecote Park Wednesday, 7th September, 5.30-7.30 pm, Charlecote Park opens its doors to Shakespeare and hosts an evening with the playwright in Warwickshire. The house, completed by Thomas Lucy in 1558, the year Elizabeth I ascended the throne, was...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2016

The Merry Wives of Windsor, the doltish husbands of Dublin

“‘Make sure you lock up the bikes,’” my friend parroted his wife while we were stopped at a traffic light. “What does she think we were going to do with them? Park them in the Liffey?” “And what was this about:...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 14 Aug 2016

Shakespeare and Europe

Shakespeare and Europe (Originally posted as part of the British Council Voices Magazine) Abraham Ortelius: Map of Europe, 1595. Shortly after the lamentable news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. ...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Jul 2016

Shakespeare and the Welsh “Upon St Davy’s day”

Sam Cox and Pistol and Brendan O’Hea as Fluellen at Shakespeare’s Globe. Photo by John Haynes Every first of March the Welsh celebrate St David’s Day. Shakespeare was well aware of this: in Henry V the Welsh Captain Fluellen says to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Mar 2016

The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Royal Library

The title page of the First Quarto of The Merry Wives of Windsor The story that Shakespeare wrote The Merry Wives of Windsor in response to a request from Queen Elizabeth to see Falstaff in love goes back a long way. In the prologue to his 1702 adaptation...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Feb 2016

William Shakespeare and his Merry Wives at UWA

One of The University of Western Australia’s resident peacocks gracing the New Fortune Theatre StagePoet, actor, partner in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, world’s most famous dramatist: William Shakespeare needs little introduction. This...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Feb 2016

Pumpkins and cabbages: vegetables in Shakespeare’s Windsor

At the end of the growing season the shops are full of produce, with onions, pumpkins and other vegetables in store for the winter. As the harvest hymn has it, “all is safely gathered in /ere the winter storms begin”. In a lovely little book...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Nov 2015

A Year in Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor

  “This is an odd play to come upon at this point, only three texts into my grand project to read all the works of Shakespeare in a year. In truth, it’s the closest Shakespeare ever came to writing the Renaissance equivalent of a spin-off...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 5 Feb 2015

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects, Number 98, a glovers pairing knife

Today’s blog is by Dr Elizabeth Sharrett who was awarded her PhD recently at the Shakespeare Institute! Mistress Quickly: Does he not wear a great round beard like a glover’s paring-knife? The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1.4.18-19 A glover’s pairing...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Sep 2014

Two American Shakespeareans: James Hackett, father and son

James K Hackett The Royal Shakespeare Theatre contains a little memorial that has always interested me. Just by the fountain at the base of the spiral staircase is a plaque dedicated to The American actor James K Hackett, 1869-1926, “a generous...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Aug 2014

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