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‘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

Review: Hamnet at the Peacock/Abbey – Dublin Theatre Festival

Hamnet, as the play’s programme informs us, is just one letter away from greatness. It’s a predicament that haunts the play’s central character, Hamnet Shakespeare, who is based on the real-life son of William Shakespeare. In the play,...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 3 Oct 2017

Stratford’s First Black Cleopatra

Jessica Mehta To mark National Poetry Day, I’m pleased to post ‘Stratford’s First Black Cleopatra’, a poem by Native American poet, Jessica Mehta. Jessica was the Poet in Residence with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as part...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Sep 2017

Shakespeare’s Cleopatra

Josette Simon as Cleopatra, Antony Byrne as Antony, RSC 2017 I recently attended a performance of Antony and Cleopatra at the RSC. Watching Josette Simon playing the Queen of Egypt, I couldn’t help thinking of others I’ve seen in the part,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Sep 2017

Illustrating Shakespeare: A History of Roman Representations in Printed Texts

By Ella Hawkins, SBT Research Advocate Ella Hawkins is currently completing a Midlands3Cities-funded placement with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as part of her PhD studies in design for Shakespeare. In the coming weeks, Ella will be publishing...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Mar 2017

Culture Night: Shakespeare’s Sources & the Boole Library’s Resources

[A repost of this guest post by our own Dr Edel Semple for The River-side blog of UCC Library’s Special Collections, Archives, and Repository Services.] The River-side welcomes this guest post from Dr Edel Semple, School of English...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 5 Oct 2016

Review: “The Bed” at the Cork Midsummer Festival

Guest post by Emer Murphy As the most celebrated playwright ever to put ink to paper, it remains astonishing that so little is known about William Shakespeare’s personal life. However, in an imaginative and intriguing one-act play, as part of the...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 28 Jun 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 92 and Tenth Song

Be your words made, good sir, of Indian ware, That you allow me them by so small rate? Or do you cutted Spartans imitate? Or do you mean my tender ears to spare That to my questions you so total are? When I demand of Phoenix Stella’s state, You...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 9 Jan 2016

Shakespeare Uncovered Returns on PBS

Photo: PBS   The second season of Shakespeare Uncovered begins on January 30th.  The Folger has been asked to work with WNET THIRTEEN to create support material for teachers and their students. I’ve been lucky to have seen the series already...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 29 Jan 2015

Vivien Leigh, Shakespeare’s lass unparalleled

Vivien Leigh In the theatre gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon is a silver birch tree planted in memory of Vivien Leigh, one of several dedicated to people who have worked at the theatres. At its base is a stone tablet, with her dates of birth and death...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Jan 2015

Shakespeare, performance, emotion and memory

This week I have been attending the British Shakespeare Association’s conference at the University of Stirling. What follows is the text of my paper: The idea for my project Listening to the Audience began when, at an international Shakespeare conference...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jul 2014

Much Ado About Shakespeare at Easter

The title page of the First Folio, 1623 For Easter, a round-up of some of the many current Shakespeare-related events. First of all, on Easter Sunday BBC Radio 3 is celebrating Shakespeare’s imminent 450th birthday with two programmes. At 6.45pm,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Apr 2014

T S Eliot and Shakespeare

  Jeremy Irons reading T S Eliot Listening to Jeremy Irons’ reading of T S Eliot’s Four Quartets on Radio 4 last weekend reminded me of the power of Eliot’s poetry. The Poetry Foundation’s website includes some information...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Jan 2014

A fascinating, challenging and rewarding year

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – Final Update December 31st 2013 is the last day of the ‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ project, and we’ve been winding up (as opposed to ‘winding down’ – no time!) our work for the past year. With the help...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Jan 2014

“Far more fair than black”: Cleopatra, Othello and blacks in Renaissance England

Joaquina Kalukango in rehearsal The Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of Antony and Cleopatra will, for the first time in its history, feature a black actress, Joaquina Kalukango, as Cleopatra. It’s a co-production between the RSC,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Oct 2013

Invasion and Triumph? Links between Roman Britain and Queen Cleopatra of Egypt

A coin found at Tiddington showing the head of the Emperor Antonius Pius, c.154-155AD (STSRT SBT 2004-57/10)   This week’s ‘Shakespeare on Show’ blog post was written by Museum Collections Assistant Emily Millward and discusses a set of...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Aug 2013

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