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On Social Media: Much Ado About Nothing

This summer, I have had the great good fortune to contribute to Ian Doescher’s community reading initiative, the Shakespeare 2020 Project. A website and Facebook group support members of the public with free editions and resources as they read through...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 20 Jul 2020

Unfreezing the statue: rescuing the arts

It is always said that “The show must go on”. But since 16 March 2020 when theatres and other cultural venues closed, shows have not gone on. And while shops and pubs are now able to open again, live performances are not allowed, and no timetable...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jul 2020

Touring theatre: Much Ado About Nothing by Rough Magic

From the Rough Magic website. This month, one of Ireland’s leading theatre companies, Rough Magic will embark on a national tour of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Set on the deck of a deluxe mobile home this festive production...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 5 Nov 2019

Theatre: “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

[From the Kilkenny Arts Festival website] On the deck of a deluxe mobile home a group of friends gather for a week-long party full of cocktail-infused debauchery, bad dancing and questionable gender politics. As the celebrations continue, two couples...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 29 Jul 2019

Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, 3 – 7 July, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham

From dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum: Balally Players Summer Shakespeare will be performing Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare outdoors in the beautiful walled garden of St Enda’s Park. This witty and most popular comedy deals with...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 27 Jun 2018

Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing now playing at Smock Alley, Dublin

Arclight Drama Studio 29 May – 2 Jun | 8PM | Boys’ School Weaving wit, romance and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is a whirlwind race to the finish line of “happily ever after”. It is said that love conquers all, but not without...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 31 May 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

Much Ado and All’s Well at the Lir

Two Shakespeare plays will shortly be performed at the Lir, the National Academy of Dramatic Art: Much Ado About Nothing CLAUDIO LOVES HERO. BEATRICE HATES BENEDICK. LEONATA LOVES BOOZE. AND NOBODY LOVES DON JOHN. On the terrace of a Mediterranean...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 22 May 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

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

Report: ‘Shakespeare Lives Through Sir Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen’ – exhibition and Q&A

Guest post by Cynthia Martin. As part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in Belfast, the Queen’s Film Theatre is honouring Sir Kenneth Branagh’s work with an exhibition which chronicles his prolific career as both Shakespearean actor and...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 3 Jun 2016

Shakespeare: Text to Text

Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library)Teaching one Shakespeare play in a school year can be challenging enough, what with mandated curriculums, standardized testing, holidays, and school activities which take a cavalcade of...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 May 2016

Taking apart selves (and shelves): The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is the IKEA EXPEDIT   – well, now the KALLAX – shelving unit of his plays. You know the one, black-brown with the 5×5 cubbies you can get those drawer-like inserts for. Every millennial apartment...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 20 Mar 2016

Much Ado About Reading

I have fallen a bit behind in my reading schedule. I had planned on finishing my seventh play this year, Much Ado About Nothing, last Friday. I only just wrapped it up yesterday. I could blame this on Costa Rica. My wife and I took a trip down to this...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 9 Mar 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 95

Yet sighs, dear sighs, indeed true friends you are, That do not leave your least friend at the worst; But as you with my breast I oft have nursed, So grateful now you wait upon my care. Faint coward joy no longer tarry dare, Seeing hope yield when...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 19 Feb 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 93

O fate, O fault, O curse, child of my bliss; What sobs can give words grace my grief to show? What ink is black enough to paint my woe? Through me, wretch me, even Stella vexed is. Yet Truth—if caitiff’s breath may call thee—this...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 20 Jan 2016

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