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Speaking Shakespeare’s tragic verse

Richard Burbage Last week Professor Tiffany Stern spoke at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Club on the subject of tragic performances on Shakespeare’s stage. She was struck by the way that writers tended to describe tragedies differently from other...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Jan 2015

So how should Shakespeare really sound?

David and Ben Crystal at Shakespeare’s Globe The biggest perceived challenge to anyone getting to grips with Shakespeare for the first time is probably making sense of the language. All the old-fashioned words, the use of “thee” and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Oct 2014

Where is the Theatre in Original Practice?

“Original practices,” a phrase coined, apparently at Shakespeare’s Globe, in or around 2002, refers to concerted efforts to explore, in a theatrical setting, “certain stage conventions of late sixteenth-century theatre.”[1] As Megan McDonough...
From: dispositio on 26 Jul 2014

Five great new books!

My name is Hannah and I volunteer here at the library. I have just completed my Masters in Renaissance Literature at the University of York. I spent last summer working on the Revealing Hidden Secrets Project at the Yorkshire Museum Library, where I sorted...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 13 Mar 2013

Shakespearean voices

Cicely Berry I’ve written several times about how much I love hearing Shakespeare spoken well, but what exactly does that mean? There are many aspects to speaking Shakespeare, and theatre companies now employ specialist voice coaches to help actors...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Aug 2012

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