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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

Harrumphing Hellenes and house-hunters: Troilus and Cressida

Me, shouting from upstairs to my wife in the kitchen: “Because African leopards are going extinct! Because facts are going extinct! Because, because…bullshit!” Thersites, railing against Patroclus: “The common curse of mankind,...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 7 Dec 2016

Howard Davies at the Royal Shakespeare Company

  Howard Davies outside The Warehouse, 1978 On 25 October 2016 theatre director Howard Davies died at the age of 71. He had a full and successful career working in theatres around the country, but for me he is associated with the Royal Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Oct 2016

Shakespeare and the referendum

The knives have certainly been out since the Referendum vote on 23 June, and in the last week the Shakespearean references have been flying thick and fast, though the whole concept of a referendum would have been completely alien to Shakespeare. He did,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Jul 2016

Shakespeare and the Greeks

Helen McCrory as Medea, National Theatre 2014 Every few years the tragedies of ancient Greece seem to come back into fashion, and just now, in 2015, several theatres are staging revivals or adaptations of these powerful ancient plays. On 24 March the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Mar 2015

Shakespeare and the Bake-Off

The final of the Great British Bake-Off screens on the evening of 8 October. Watching this immensely popular series over the last few weeks I wondered how much Shakespeare knew about how his food was produced, and whether he ever prepared food himself....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Oct 2014

Here’s to Shakespeare

      2014 is the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. All around the world people will celebrate the anniversary with events and festivities. This blog series highlights events and happenings from the 400th birthday...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 12 Jun 2014

Hospitality at War in Shakespeare’s *Troilus and Cressida* at Derrida Today

Roderick Mead (June 25, 1900 – 1971): Trojan Horse, ca. 1940s-1950s – color engraving, aquatint and soft ground etching on paper (Smithsonian) Sophie Battell (Cardiff University) will be speaking at the Derrida Today conference in New York...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 29 May 2014

Back to School with Shakespeare

Teaching Shakespeare makes teachers happy! Eager participants at the Folger Shakespeare Library Elementary Educators Conference, June 24, 2013. Photo courtesy of Ken Ludwig. A Horse With Wings and other songs for children sung by characters from ShakespeareWords...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 4 Oct 2013

‘[Theatre], thy name is woman’: Theatrical Value and Power in Shakespeare

Johann Gregory (Cardiff University) will be giving a paper entitled “‘[Theatre], thy name is woman’: Theatrical Value and Power in Shakespeare” at the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft Annual Conference, Munich, 26 – 28 April...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 24 Apr 2013

Theatre Review Published: Troilus and Cressida, Co-presented by The Wooster Group and The Royal Shakespeare Company

A theatre review by Johann Gregory (Cardiff University) has been published in the current issue of Shakespeare Bulletin. The theatre review covers the co-production of Troilus and Cressida performed in Stratford-Upon-Avon last summer. If your institution...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 21 Apr 2013

The Plays We Overlook: All’s Well That Ends Well

Ian Richardson as General Burgoyne in The Devil’s Disciple (1987) Of the three “problem plays,” Troilus and Cressida and Measure for Measure, with their dark cynicism about sex and politics, seem finally to be coming into their own in our darkly...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 15 Apr 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 73, a Grain Ark

Today’s blog looks at a late 16th or ealy 17th century grain ark from the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is by Elizabeth Sharrett, a doctoral researcher at the Shakespeare Institute. An English or Welsh late sixteenth-/early-seventeenth-century...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Apr 2013

The Plays We Overlook: Timon of Athens

Photo:by Roger Tooth, The GuardianIf I were to ask you about Timon of Athens you would probably say one or more of three things: (1) It’s generally believed to be a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton; (2) It’s quoted by Karl Marx;...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 29 Jan 2013

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