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4 June, 1597 - The Life and Death of Harry I

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 24 | tt at harey the firste ... 00 | 14In modern English: 24th [June, 1597] ... total at Harry I ... 14 shillings King Henry I depicted in The...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 24 Jun 2021

Dream Online (Royal Shakespeare Company) @ online

In the post-show talk-back for the RSC’s online virtual-reality Dream, the creative team talked enthusiastically about the ‘potential’ of the medium for creating digital theatre productions with open-ended narrative and global interactivity...
From: The Bardathon on 20 Mar 2021

Sally Jacobs and A Midsummer Night’s Dream after 50 years

Alan Howard as Oberon and John Kane as Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream When you think of the Peter Brook production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what springs to mind? Of course, an image of the famous white box set, perhaps with actors swinging...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Aug 2020

The Midsummer Watch- an old tradition, revived

The Civic London team are on a break from the archives at the moment, owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. In the mean time, here’s some nuggets from our research in Livery Company archives about the Midsummer Watch, one of London’s oldest civic...

Screening: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by the National Theatre

The NT Live screening of Dream will take place in selected Irish cinemas on 17 October, 22 October, 3 November, and 6 November. For details, see the NT Live website. [Copied from the NT Live website.] ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 7 Oct 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Bridge Theatre

‘Not for my fairy kingdom’ roared Oliver Chris’s Oberon during his big fight with Gwendoline Christie’s Titania, early in the Bridge Theatre’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. The subtle textual...
From: The Bardathon on 28 Aug 2019

Shakespeare and the moon

Astronaut on the moon, 1969 It’s fifty years since the first moon landing in July 1969, and most people who were alive at the time must have memories of it. My father woke me up to watch Neil Armstrong become the first human ever to tread on the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jul 2019

Performing words #5: story

This post is part of a series on theatrical words. For an introduction to the series, see Performing words: introduction to a new thread on theatre and language. How much do we think about stories when we read, perform, produce, watch or study early...
From: Before Shakespeare on 7 Mar 2018

Plough Monday and Distaff Day

January, from a mss at the British Library. http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Cotton_MS_Tiberius_B_V/1 Although Christmas is well past, it’s been only a week since many people got  back to normal, so attached are the English...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Jan 2018

January Blogroll: Best of 2017

¶ Dear readers: ¶ I don’t think I have to tell you this was a bizarre year. Everything in public life seemed to be going straight in the bin, and yet things for me professionally have only progressed positively. A number of long-awaited...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 1 Jan 2018

Keats and Shakespeare at Eton College

 By Sir Stanley Wells Join us at Eton College, Windsor, for a special evening of Keats and Shakespeare on Tuesday 3 October 2017 from 6.30pm until 9.00pm. Find out more by clicking here. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-eton/...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Sep 2017

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