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Hung be the heavens with black! Terry Hands remembered

Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Terry Hands The opening line of Henry VI Part One seems appropriate as a memorial for the great theatre director Terry Hands, who died on 4 February 2020. The success of the Royal Shakespeare Company...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Feb 2020

Sir Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale I was delighted to hear, a few weeks ago, that actor Simon Russell Beale has been awarded a knighthood. I’ve always enjoyed seeing him on stage and television, in particular watching him taking on many of Shakespeare’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2019

Salomé at the Swan

By Drs Sarah-Jane Fenton, Research Fellow, Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit, Warwick Medical School and Anjna Chouhan, Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Matthew Tennyson as Salomé. Copyright the RSC....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Jul 2017

Shakespeare in trouble with the law

The Swan playhouse On the whole, Shakespeare kept out of trouble. He got his girlfriend pregnant, and didn’t always pay his taxes, but compared with the violence of the lives of his contemporaries Marlowe, Kyd and Jonson, his was uneventful and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Nov 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company plans for 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s plans for the summer 2014 season have just been released and mailings are being received by members. It’s Artistic Director Gregory Doran’s first full season, and he continues to carry out his promise...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Sep 2013

Picture of the Month

Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s tragedy of blood-thirsty and violent revenge, was extremely popular in his own life-time, but subsequently, fell out of favour with audiences who did not want to watch such horrors at the theatre. According to an entry...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 May 2013

Announcing the future of the RSC: David Tennant, Hilary Mantel and costume

Wednesday morning was an important one for Shakespeare-lovers, with the new team at the RSC, Artistic Director Gregory Doran, Deputy Artistic Director Nicola Whyman and Executive Director Catherine Mallyon setting out their plans. There’s a link...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jan 2013

Brian Cox’s Titus Andronicus: “the greatest stage performance I’ve ever given”

Brian Cox in Titus Andronicus Earlier in the week  an interview with Brian Cox (the actor not the scientist) was published in which he commented that the production of Titus Andronicus in the Swan Theatre in 1987 was “the most interesting thing...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jan 2013

Shakespeare For Fear of Death 3

‘As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.’ Colette William Ingram in his 1978 biography of Francis Langley, A London...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Nov 2012

Shakespeare For Fear of Death 2

Photo: The Guardian“England. Be it known that William Shakspere, Francis Langley, Dorothy Soer wife of John Soer, and Anne Lee, for fear of death…”. King’s Bench, Controlment Roll, Michaelmas Term 1596, K.B. 29/234: In the England of 1596...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Nov 2012

Celebrating the Swan Theatre’s birthday

Frederick R Koch and Queen Elizabeth II opening the Swan Theatre On 13 November 1986 The Queen visited Stratford-upon-Avon to open the Swan Theatre. The official opening ceremony was held during the day and in the evening The Fair Maid of the West was...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Nov 2012

God for Harry, England and Edward’s Boys!

A special dispatch from Perry Mills, of King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s School), one of the most inspiring school teachers I know… ‘In recent years Edward’s Boys – an all-boy theatre company from...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Nov 2012

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