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Restoring John Cheere’s Shakespeare statue

Stratford’s Town Hall August 2021 Stratford-upon-Avon’s  Town Hall is one of the most important of the town’s buildings, associated with Shakespeare through its dedication at the time of the Garrick Jubilee in 1769. This summer its familiar stone...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2021

Committee of Taste, or, The punishment of a modern Midas

“A satire on the rebuilding of Drury Lane Theatre. Whitbread, Chairman of the Committee, bestrides a barrel, the head inscribed ‘The Butt M, T’ [empty]. He has long ass’s ears and points to a table beside him on the extreme right where there is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Jul 2021

Hamlet @ Theatre Royal Windsor

A burst of applause unusual in UK theatres greeeted the entrance of the cast of Hamlet, who walked onstage in a line and stood facing the audience in looked like a premature curtain call. Perhaps the applause was conservative (this was Windsor, after...
From: The Bardathon on 25 Jul 2021

As You Like It (RSC) @ Theatre Royal, Nottingham

The Bardathon made his RSC stage debut last night, in the small but pivotal role of ‘Tree Covered In Post-It Notes’. Brought on after the interval of As You Like It, this hapless audience member’s role was to stand in a coat festooned...
From: The Bardathon on 29 Feb 2020

Romeo and Juliet (RSC) @ Nottingham Theatre Royal

An entirely unexpected fight broke out at the RSC’s Romeo and Juliet last night, and it wasn’t on stage. As several audience members took action to remonstrate with and ultimately eject someone who was expressing their disapproval for the...
From: The Bardathon on 21 Feb 2019

Macbeth (National Theatre) @ Nottingham Theatre Royal

I didn’t hate the National Theatre’s Macbeth when I saw it last April, but I was underwhelmed. The production has since closed in London, been re-cast, and is now touring the country, opening last night at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal....
From: The Bardathon on 23 Jan 2019

Collection of letters from Thomas Dibdin…

Sixteen letters, all dating from 1819, that provide detailed view of the negotations over a very limited time period. The subjects of the letters include: Enquiring as to the terms for renting the theatre, suggesting that his figure of £10,000 per...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jan 2019

Theatre Royal, Birmingham.

Playbill advertising a performance at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham which principally takes the form of an apology announcing that the lead of the evening’s entertainment, Italian opera singer Angelica Catalani (1780-1849), is unable to attend due...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Sep 2018

Third time lucky for the actress, Ann Street Barry (1733-1801)

Ann Street was born April 8th, 1733, the daughter of James Street, an eminent apothecary of Bath. Her brother William later became the mayor of Bath.  On March 17th, 1754 at Bedminster, Somerset Ann married the actor, William Dancer who, by all accounts...
From: All Things Georgian on 29 May 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

The Jubilee: David Garrick’s ode to Shakespeare, 1769

As we recounted in our earlier blog about David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee held over three days in September 1769, the all too typical British weather meant that the pageant which was to have been the grand finale of the event had to be cancelled....
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Oct 2017

Tom Weston of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Alas! Poor Tom has tumbled off the perch, And left his gay Thalia in the lurch; Once high he stood upon the comic pinnacle, But when he slipp’d fell – Scrub – Sneak – Last – and Binnacle (Epitaph to Tom Weston) Thomas Weston...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Sep 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation (RSC/Lovelace Theatre) @ Theatre Royal, Nottingham

The RSC’s much-heralded return to regional touring was already a phenomenon before it opened. Erica Whyman’s audacious experiment is touring a full RSC production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to cities across the UK, with a different...
From: The Bardathon on 7 May 2016

16 Shakespeare up north

Barry Rutter as Falstaff for Northern Broadsides The website Shakespeare 400 is the product of a London-based consortium based at King’s College, so it’s no surprise that the events listed there are based in the capital. There are so many...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Mar 2016

Richard III (Silents Now) @ York Theatre Royal

Regular readers may be interested to know that I manage the Twitter hashtag #shaxfilm, an open online extension of my third year specialist module on Screen Shakespeares. The first film we study on this module is Frank Benson’s 1911 Richard III,...
From: The Bardathon on 27 Nov 2013

The True Tragedy of The Duke of York (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ York Theatre Royal

3 Henry VI is perhaps the hardest play in the canon to begin, starting as it does with the explosion of the Yorks into the Lancastrian throne room. Nick Bagnall had his actors begin standing with the audience before the proscenium arch, then pulling themselves...
From: The Bardathon on 7 Jul 2013

The Houses of York and Lancaster (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ York Theatre Royal

Having only ever seen one live production of 2 Henry VI, I’d forgotten quite how much happens in this play. Even with the Simpcox scenes cut, the Globe’s production still fell neatly into four miniature plays: the tragedy of Eleanor of Gloucester,...
From: The Bardathon on 7 Jul 2013

Harry the Sixth (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ York Theatre Royal

The Globe’s touring adaptation of the first of the Henry VI plays announced its ambition from the first, with an enormous covered throne standing central on the Theatre Royal stage, flanked by two scaffold towers. The bare, skeletal structures were...
From: The Bardathon on 7 Jul 2013

Twelfth Night (Propeller) @ Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Propeller’s new season is their first with no brand new production, the company instead touring revivals of its acclaimed 2006-07 Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew, the tour on which I first encountered them. Looking back over my backlog...
From: The Bardathon on 31 May 2013

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