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Anərkē Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's Tragedy of Richard II

Anərkē Shakespeare~ sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast ~presentsShakespeare’s Tragedy of Richard IITuesday 13 August - Saturday 17 August, 7.30pm and Sunday 18 August, 2.00pmThe Rose Playhouse, 56...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 13 Aug 2019

Revolting Women

By Stephen Basdeo This is a précis of an article written by Sylvia Federico. Please click the link and cite Federico’s well-researched article in any work of your own. Do not cite this blog post. In the summer of 1381, the common people...

Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ The Sam Wanamaker Theatre

What is England? Seeing Richard II the day after yet another missed deadline for the UK’s departure from the EU, in a climate of mass uncertainty about the nature of sovereignty and the future of the country, unavoidably presented difficult questions...
From: The Bardathon on 15 Apr 2019

Great Caesar’s Ghost

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest night bleeds into earliest morning.  A man paces restlessly in a tent in the middle of a military encampment, all his companions long since asleep.  The crucial battle looms ahead...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Jan 2019

Richard II (Almeida/NT Live) @ Nottingham Broadway Cinema

For those who remember the Berliner Ensemble’s extraordinary Richard II, which came to the UK in 2006 as part of the RSC’s Complete Works Festival, Joe Hill-Gibbins’s new production of the play for the Almeida may have struck a chord....
From: The Bardathon on 15 Jan 2019

The theatrical atlas

Kean as Richard III, directed to the left, stands on a large volume with the word ‘Shakespear’ written on the top edge. Resting on his head and humped shoulders is a model of Drury Lane Theatre, a massive block, inscribed ‘Whitbreads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Nov 2018

Rehabilitating Shakespeare’s “she-wolf of France”, Margaret of Anjou

  Margaret of Anjou For many years attempts have been made to establish that Richard III was not the out and out villain that Shakespeare presents to us, a difficult task since Richard III is one of his most compelling characters in a highly successful...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 May 2018

Richard II (Rutgers Conservatory) @ Shakespeare’s Globe

The Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe is an extraordinary opportunity for its participants. Transferring to London from Rutgers University for two terms of their third year, students on the University’s theatre programme take an...
From: The Bardathon on 17 Feb 2018

Richard III Redux: Save the date

An exciting production touring Wales this March will be a new take on Shakespeare’s Richard III. The production asks: In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III, how does the story change, the character change, the body change, the acting...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 3 Feb 2018

Remembering John Barton, teacher and mentor

Richard Pasco as Richard II, RSC 1973 In the days since his death on 18 January 2018, tributes have flooded in for theatre director John Barton. He was invited to help form the RSC by Peter Hall in the early sixties and both were hugely influential. While...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Jan 2018

Shakespeare and the monarchy

The BBC is currently running a Royal Collection season, focusing on the million or so objects owned by British royalty. Many are priceless artefacts, but the Collection also includes objects with extraordinary symbolic and cultural value to the nation....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Jan 2018

Shakespeare’s Richard III: @RWCMD Cardiff

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama consistently provide thought-provoking and engaging stagings of Shakespeare’s plays – well worth going to check this out: Thursday 19 October – Saturday 28 October 7.15pm Matinee Wednesday 25...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 25 Sep 2017

Hilary Mantel and Shakespeare: fiction versus fact

Hilary Mantel This year’s Reith lecturer, the award-winning historical novelist Hilary Mantel, is in the middle of her five-lecture series on Radio 4, delivered on Tuesdays and repeated on Saturdays. Her subject is writing historical fiction, though...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jul 2017

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was speaking at a conference in Newcastle on ‘Offensive Shakespeare’,...

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was speaking at a conference in Newcastle on ‘Offensive Shakespeare’, the aim of the event being to theorise ‘offence’ in relation to Shakespeare, whether attempts by practitioners to use Shakespeare...
From: The Bardathon on 27 May 2017

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