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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

Making Shakespeare Brand-new: A Tribute to Michael Bogdanov

Making Shakespeare Brand-new: A Tribute to Michael Bogdanov (15 December 1938 – 16 April 2017)by Paul Edmondson I first met Michael Bogdanov in 2008, when he came to take part in a study day on Hamlet at the Shakespeare Centre. He had directed...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 21 Apr 2017

Ben Jonson, Shakespeare and Burbage: Volpone on stage

Henry Goodman as Volpone When Ben Jonson delivered his new comedy Volpone to the King’s Men in early 1606, Richard Burbage must have cheered. Jonson would have written the leading role with Burbage in mind, as Shakespeare also wrote roles for his...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Aug 2015

The Wars of the Roses at the Rose, Kingston

Trevor Nunn In an interview published in February 2014 Trevor Nunn explained that it was his aim to direct all of Shakespeare’s plays “before I hang up my boots”, with only seven left to go. “I’m very keen to do a particular...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Jul 2015

A Watercolour of Trevor Nunn directing a rehearsal in the Swan Theatre

Watercolour of Trevor Nunn directing a rehearsal in the Swan Theatre, by John Corvin SBT 1991–56 Hanging on the wall in the Drayton (catalogue) Room, next door to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Library and Archive Reading Room, is a watercolour...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Jun 2014

Shakespeare in and out of the classroom

Shakespeare is universally agreed to be “a good thing” for people of all ages, and recently there have been many opinions about the best was of introducing him to children. One of the good news stories of the week (and how we have needed one)...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Mar 2014

Richard Griffiths, stage actor of many parts

Volpone, 1983 One evening last week, at 7.28pm, just before performances were due to begin, all the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue in London simultaneously dimmed their lights. This traditional tribute to an actor who has recently died is carried out...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Apr 2013

Celebrating the Swan Theatre’s birthday

Frederick R Koch and Queen Elizabeth II opening the Swan Theatre On 13 November 1986 The Queen visited Stratford-upon-Avon to open the Swan Theatre. The official opening ceremony was held during the day and in the evening The Fair Maid of the West was...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Nov 2012

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