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Chinese Shakespeares

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in London Thursday, 19th February is the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Goat, Sheep or Ram. The biggest celebrations outside China are held in London, which testifies to the internationalism of the English capital....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Feb 2015

Introducing: Shakespeare on the Global Stage

Busy but exciting times — some of you know that for the past several years I’ve been working on a project exploring Shakespeare’s presence in the 2012 London Olympics. At the end of January, the final installment of this research was...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 16 Feb 2015

Was 2012 Shakespeare’s year?

2012 was the  year of the World Shakespeare Festival, the biggest celebration of Shakespeare ever, when this early-modern writer was to be proclaimed a global superstar, as if he wasn’t already one of the most-recognised faces, and the most-performed...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jan 2013

The Plays We Overlook: Henry VI Part Two

Heavens to betsy! No sooner do I announce that I’m going to write a series of posts on Shakespeare’s neglected plays, starting with the Henry VI trilogy, than these three plays get more attention than they have in decades. First, the Balkan productions...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 5 Oct 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Stratford Workshop – Cultural Identity and Cultural Politics in the WSF

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   On 13 September twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, educators, and students...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: King Lear at the Almeida

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   King Lear, directed by Michael Attenborough for the Almeida Theatre, 22 September...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Stratford Workshop – The WSF beyond London and Stratford

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   On 13 September twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, educators, and students...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: When Shakespeare is deprived of his tongue

Language is a primary signifier of class and social status; Shakespeare employs linguistic nuance to draw out the relationships between characters in each play. In the postcolonial Indian context, the overlays of languages spoken are manifold, and equally...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Stratford Workshop – Representing History in the WSF

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   On 13 September twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, educators, and students...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 21 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Stratford Workshop – Education in the World Shakespeare Festival

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   On 13 September twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, educators, and students...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Stratford Workshop – Getting Started

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   On 13 September twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, educators, and students...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida (RSC)

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte for the Wooster Group (New York, USA) and Mark Ravenhill...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Sep 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Coriolan/us

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. Coriolan/us, National Theatre Wales and Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. Mike Pearson and Mike...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Aug 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Y Storm

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. Y Storm or The Tempest, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, dir. Elen Bowman, August 7 , 2012 (matinee),...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Aug 2012

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