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Unfreezing the statue: rescuing the arts

It is always said that “The show must go on”. But since 16 March 2020 when theatres and other cultural venues closed, shows have not gone on. And while shops and pubs are now able to open again, live performances are not allowed, and no timetable...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jul 2020

‘Beyond too much’: Shakespearean excesses in the 18th century

From the mid-1750s an unprecedented Anglophilia took hold of Europe. It manifested itself throughout Germany from the mid-1770s onwards with the rampant ‘Hamlet fever’, which succeeded and fed on an earlier ‘Werther fever’. It...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 25 Jun 2020

Screening and discussion: RSC Hamlet on RTE2 and Cyclone Rep Q&A

Cyclone Rep, Ireland’s leading Shakespeare Theatre-in-Education Company, is trying to help Leaving Certificate students during these difficult times, coming up with interesting new online ways to interact and make the works of William Shakespeare...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 9 Apr 2020

Hamlet (Schaubühne Berlin) @ Avignon Festival Theatre (webstream)

As theatres around the world shut their doors to physical customers, they’re opening their archives. The global lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak is hitting theatres hard, but it’s a gesture of goodwill and faith in the importance...
From: The Bardathon on 2 Apr 2020

Cyclone Rep’s Shakespeare Sessions – celebrating 10 years of Theatre-in-Education

Guest report by Edel Carmody, Cyclone Rep Theatre Company  This year marks the tenth anniversary since the creation of Cyclone Rep’s Shakespeare Sessions. Cyclone Rep is Ireland’s leading Shakespearean Theatre-in-Education Company. We...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 19 Feb 2020

Review: Hamlet at the dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum – October 2019

Review by Dr Ema Vyroubalová (TCD) of Hamlet, directed by Geoff O’Keeffe, dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum, October 2019. Hamlet runs from 9-25th October 2019. Tickets available on the dlr Mill Theatre website. With this lively fast-paced...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 24 Oct 2019

Shakespeare Sessions with Cyclone Rep, 2019-2020 – theatre for and in schools

[Info from Civic Theatre, Tallaght, website] Cyclone Rep, Ireland’s Leading Shakespeare Theatre-in-Education Company, presents The Shakespeare Sessions. These are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare’s texts....
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 26 Aug 2019

John Hutton’s Shakespeare characters in glass

  John Hutton’s Hamlet mirror on the Antiques Roadshow One of the first objects on the Antiques Roadshow on Sunday 17 March was a Shakespeare item that I found very familiar, a framed and mirrored glass panel by the artist John Hutton featuring...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Mar 2019

Great Caesar’s Ghost

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest night bleeds into earliest morning.  A man paces restlessly in a tent in the middle of a military encampment, all his companions long since asleep.  The crucial battle looms ahead...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Jan 2019

6 Hamlet soliloquies

As the heatwave rages on, we offer this as a public service to all our readers: cool down with the prince of Denmark’s soliloquy. Six different approaches compiled by Vincent More to reflect on the differences laid bare by performance: Benedict...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Aug 2018

Theatre: Hamlet, Dublin Theatre Festival, Gate Theatre, 27 September – 13 October

This production of Hamlet is a very exciting inclusion in this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival, with Ruth Negga playing the title role. Tickets seem to be selling quickly so don’t delay if you’re interested. Dublin Theatre Festival...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 23 Jul 2018

Hamlet @ Shakespeare’s Globe

Michelle Terry’s first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe has shown a deep engagement with the Globe’s history in its combination of old and new, and nowhere was that more evident that in Hamlet. The introduction of a...
From: The Bardathon on 30 Jun 2018

The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane at the Abbey Theatre now

Abbey Theatre Pan Pan Theatre 23 – 26 May 2018 In Pan Pan’s purgatorial presentation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, you the audience are faced with a choice: who is going to be, or not to be, Hamlet? Actors compete to play the title...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 24 May 2018

The RSC Hamlet, Folger Winter’s Tale, & Hove’s Bergman; Deb Filler & Cezanne (!), not to omit Howards End

Hamlet (Papa Essiedu), Gravedigger (Ewart James Walters) and assistant (Temi Wilkey) Leones (Michael Tisdale) accosts Camillo (Eric Hissom) Friends, I have been putting off writing about the plays, concerts, lectures, and dance I’ve been to since...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 May 2018

Revenge and Forgiveness/War and Peace

By Bob White, The University of Western Australia Title page of 1615 edition of The Spanish Tragedy, by Thomas Kyd. Courtesy of the British Library.At first glance the Elizabethan penchant for revenge tragedy (a term coined by modern critics) or ‘tragedy...
From: Histories of Emotion on 25 Apr 2018

Losing the Plot: Audiences, Scraps of Performance, and Selective Participation

Further to Andy’s post on story, this post asks questions about the nature and necessity of coherent “story”—and of audiences following “plot”—in early modern commercial dramatic performance. It only aims to float...
From: Before Shakespeare on 6 Apr 2018

Performing words #5: matter

what’s the matter? This post follows up some of the points raised by Andy in his discussion of “story” and early modern theatre as part of his Performing Words series. Here, I suggest that the term “matter” might afford a...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Mar 2018

Hamlets onstage then and now

David Ricardo-Pearce as Hamlet, Bolton Octagon 2018 This week David Ricardo-Pearce has joined the mighty list of actors who have taken on Shakespeare’s most famous part, Hamlet. Until 10 March 2018 he’s playing the role at the Octagon Theatre...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Feb 2018

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