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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

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

Thomas Tyrrell review of The Merchant of Venice in Cardiff

Review from Thomas Tyrrell that first appeared in Wales Arts Review: Everyman | Cardiff Open-Air Theatre Festival, 2018 The plots of many of Shakespeare’s comedies work better if you assume the characters are drunk most of the time. Joss Whedon’s...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 4 Jul 2018

The Merchant of Venice in Cardiff this week @everymancdf

  Everyman Theatre are back this summer at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, until Sat 30th June. Shakespeare’s Comedy of Love, Sex, Power and Revenge. Money!  Portia has it, Bassanio wants it, Shylock loans it, Antonio borrows it.  But...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 24 Jun 2018

Theatre: The Merchant of Venice at St. Enda’s Park, Dublin

21–24 June 2017, 8pm Balally Players takes Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to St. Enda’s Park Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin for its Summer Shakespeare 2017 presentation. The play, directed by Fiona...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 20 Jun 2017

Shakespeare: A knack for following theatrical fashion

Venice. Two faithful friends are pitted against a vengeful moneylender who is out for blood. In a climactic trial scene they proclaim their willingness to die for each other; the moneylender’s revenge rebounds against him when a woman outwits him,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 1 Feb 2017

Shakespeare in Padua

A view of Padua Just recently we’ve been experiencing cold, grey, depressing weather in the UK and we must all be thinking longingly of long, warm days spent somewhere exotic. It’s just the time, of course, for planning a summer holiday and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Jan 2017

Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare; dir. Nicolas Stemann) Kammerspiele, Munich, Oct 2016

One might say that Nicolas Stemann doesn’t so much stage The Merchant of Venice as interrogate the play – or the very possibility of staging it now. That would only capture part of what this production is up to, but it’s an important...
From: dispositio on 20 Oct 2016

The Merchant, er, Mooch, of Venice

“I will do anything, Nerissa, ere I will be married to a sponge,” Portia tells her personal assistant early on in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (1.2.83). This sponge is one of her suitors, a heavy-drinking German. But she does...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 15 Oct 2016

The Merchant of Venice Opera @theCentre : A Review

30th September 2016 Opera Companies: Wales National Opera Co-production of the Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme & Teatr Wielki, Warsaw. Supported by the Getty Family as part of British...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 11 Oct 2016

How 25 Teachers Spent Their Summer at the Folger

For four weeks this summer, 25 teachers from 22 states and the District of Columbia participated in the Teaching Shakespeare Institute, a deep dive into scholarship, performance, and classroom practice supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 Aug 2016

Shakespeare memories from the Bush

Jim Morris with his scrapbook A couple of weeks ago I visited my brother-in-law James (Jim) Morris, who has lived on a beautiful plot of forest in New South Wales, Australia, near the small town Eden, for over thirty years. He left Stratford-upon-Avon,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Jul 2016

Inheritance in Shakespeare’s Plays

Merchant of Venice illustration from Rowe’s 1709 edition of the Works of Shakespear ‘Let’s choose executors and talk of wills,’ King Richard commands in Richard II. Richard quickly follows this command with a question: ‘And...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Jul 2016

What’s it like to be an intern in the Teaching Shakespeare Institute?

This summer we’re lucky to have three terrific interns at Folger Education: Shanta, a student at Trinity Washington University; Henry, a student at the Hotchkiss School; and Emma, a student at Swarthmore College. What a team! They’re hard...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 18 Jul 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

Recognizing Shylock’s Humanity in The Merchant of Venice

“I don’t have to condone it to understand it. The pain that people feel is real.”   While most watched DeRay McKesson, Baltimore native and #blacklivesmatter activist, deliver these words in April 2015 (describing the unrest that...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 11 May 2016

Apply to the Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2016!

  ***Our blog will be on hiatus until January 7, 2016. Please check back then for a new post!*** Teaching Shakespeare 2016 is open for business!  Consider applying and/or urge your wonderful, energetic, intellectually hungry and curious...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 23 Dec 2015

Getting Out of the Way

The week of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Summer Academy challenged, inspired, and intellectually filled me; it was exciting to be surrounded by people who light up at the sound of iambic pentameter and are thrilled to talk about Shakespeare...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 3 Dec 2015

The Merchant of Venice (RSC/Live from Stratford) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

Last night’s broadcast of The Merchant of Venice was one of the more fraught of the RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon screenings so far. Perhaps it was the reflective glitter of the golden mirrored wall that towered over the set, but the picture...
From: The Bardathon on 23 Jul 2015

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