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Live streaming Shakespeare during lockdown

Schaubuehne Theatre Hamlet It’s spring 2020 and many of us are confined to home in social isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. With theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas closed, cultural organisations have been quick to announce initiatives...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Mar 2020

Hung be the heavens with black! Terry Hands remembered

Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Terry Hands The opening line of Henry VI Part One seems appropriate as a memorial for the great theatre director Terry Hands, who died on 4 February 2020. The success of the Royal Shakespeare Company...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Feb 2020

David Garrick’s Apotheosis today

George Carter’s Apotheosis of Garrick The 250th anniversary of the Garrick Jubilee has been celebrated in a number of ways in Stratford-upon-Avon during September 2019. Church bells have been rung, Morris dancers have performed, talks and exhibitions...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Sep 2019

Sir Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale I was delighted to hear, a few weeks ago, that actor Simon Russell Beale has been awarded a knighthood. I’ve always enjoyed seeing him on stage and television, in particular watching him taking on many of Shakespeare’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2019

Bootleg Puppets

By Daisy Edwards, Bootleg Puppets Photography by Hayley Fearnley When I became a University student I slowly forgot how desperately young people, families, and children needed art and theatre. Theatre was so accessible as a student, our University...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 9 Oct 2018

Reviving the great Edmund Kean

Edmund Kean as Shylock Who wouldn’t wish to have been able to experience the great Edmund Kean performing Shakespeare? He mesmerised his audiences and critic after critic tried to explain how he got his effects. The most famous of all descriptions...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Mar 2018

Shakespeare Country

Back from study leave after a busy year of research and writing and now fully immersed in teaching again. One of several things I worked on in 2017 was a short guide to Stratford-upon-Avon and its theatres for a forthcoming book on theatre-going in the...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 31 Jan 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

John Barton

John Barton, from his series Playing Shakespeare It has just been announced that this morning, 18 January 2018, John Barton died. The Royal Shakespeare Company, that owed him so much, has published a wonderful tribute written by their Artistic Director...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Jan 2018

Preserving Macbeth’s Birnam Wood

  The Birnam Oak I’ve only just caught up with the story of the real Birnam Wood. Birnam Wood in Scotland dates back to medieval times, but now just two trees survive: the Birnam Oak, which is thought to date back around 500 years so would...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Dec 2017

Shakespeare’s Emotions, Lost and Found

On Friday, November 17th, more than 60 Shakespeare students, scholars, theatre practitioners, and enthusiasts gathered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Other Place Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to discuss emotion in Shakespeare’s plays....
From: Digital Shakespeares on 6 Dec 2017

Ovid and Shakespeare: the world’s greatest storytellers

Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor Anyone who’s interested in Shakespeare will have heard the name Ovid, but how much do we really know about him? I’ve written a couple of posts on Ovid myself, but I have never really investigated the story of...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Nov 2017

Influences on Shakespeare

Chipo Chung as Dido and Sandy Grierson as Aeneas in the RSC’s Dido Queen of Carthage. Photo by Topher McGrillis, copyright RSC The source books from which Shakespeare took the main stories of his plays are well-known, sometimes so important that...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Oct 2017

Review: Venus and Adonis at Civic Theatre, Tallaght

This exciting, moving, and thought-provoking adaptation of Shakespeare’s narrative poem opens with a theatre within a theatre, the ornate gilt proscenium in miniature glowing in the blackness of the Civic Theatre. The puppets are about a third life...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 5 Oct 2017

Peter Hall and Shakespeare

Sir Peter Hall On 15 September 2017 theatres in the West End of London and on Broadway will dim their lights in memory of Sir Peter Hall whose death, aged 86, was announced on 12 September. This has become a recognised tribute to the great in the world...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 14 Sep 2017

Dublin Theatre Festival: Venus and Adonis, 3–7 October

Venus and Adonis, Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Little Angel Theatre, UK Civic TheatreOct 3 & 5, 8pm Oct 4 & 7, 3pm & 8pm Oct 6, 5pm & 8pmTickets €25 A unique version of Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic poem...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 15 Aug 2017

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