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Hamlets onstage in 2017

Tom Hiddleston as Hamlet Of all Shakespeare’s plays, it’s Hamlet that holds most fascination for audiences, and new productions often make the headlines. In recent years we’ve seen Maxine Peake at the Royal Exchange in Manchester in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Sep 2017

CONFERENCE RESPONSE: Reflections on the Before Shakespeare conference by Stephen Purcell

Theatre history is not so much about establishing fact as it is about embracing uncertainty, a dialogue between competing and sometimes complementary narratives. That seemed to be the guiding principle of this stimulating and exhilarating conference,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 6 Sep 2017

Working on John Hall at The Shakespeare Centre.

By Oscar Lake Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, 1633.   This following post was written by fifteen-year-old Oscar Lake, who was on a work experience placement with Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research. He was based in Library and Archives...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Aug 2017

Theatre: Hamnet, Abbey Theatre

Hamnet An Abbey Theatre and Dead Centre Co-production From the Abbey website: Grief fills the room up of my absent childKing John, Act III scene IV William Shakespeare had one son. He named him Hamnet. He then left home to pursue his career...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 27 Jul 2017

Hamlet (Almeida) @ The Harold Pinter Theatre

My expectations have, over the last few years, been set very low for West End Shakespeare; a result of sitting through so many celebrity-headed, bland and conservative productions. An Almeida transfer of a Robert Icke production, however, and one that...
From: The Bardathon on 17 Jul 2017

Donald Trump and Shakespeare

A scene from the New York production of Julius Caesar Shakespeare’s fascination with politics can be seen in many of his plays, not only those directly based on British history. The Roman plays too examine the workings of power, looking at how...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Jun 2017

Casualties of a Voyage, 1601-3

A casualty list: “A note of the men’s names deceased out of the Dragon. 1 William Thomson. 2 Job Harket. 3 William Allin. 4 Raphe Arden. 5 Christopher Scot. 6 Edward Major. 7 Thomas May. 8 John Pegoune. 9 John Johnson. 10 Philip Salisbury....
From: Early Modern Whale on 16 Jun 2017

Hamlet at the Almeida: A review by @EmiGarside

A review by Dr Emily Garside Hamlet is a play that is familiar even to those with no direct experience of the play – whether it’s a general knowledge of a much-adapted plot or the countless lines that have made it into common usage. So it...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 2 Apr 2017

The ghost in the machine

The ghost of Hamlet’s father in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Story of the Play Concisely Told with 55 Illustrations from the Cinematograph Film (1913). From the Folger Shakespeare Library Collections.  ‘…profound changes...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 26 Mar 2017

Hamlet (Shakespeare; dir. Robert Icke) Almeida, London; Mar. 2017

Robert Icke’s Hamlet is so absolutely stacked with ideas and original takes that someone could produce an annotated edition of the play based on it. After a single viewing, I have almost 40 pages of notes, and I have no idea how to turn those into...
From: dispositio on 22 Mar 2017

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part 3

January 4 Words, words, words. (2.2.192) It was my father’s birthday. From the basement, where the guest suite is, I heard him come home from work. He sounded tired. It sounded like a long day. I heard him answer a FaceTime video with my oldest...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 21 Feb 2017

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part

December 31 – January 1 Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio – a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred my imagination is!…Where be your gibes now, your...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 20 Feb 2017

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part 1

December 28 O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! (2.2.527) “I think I’m going to switch back to beer,” I announced, not they cared. My wife, brother, and I were chatting after our Christmas dinner, observed. In the fridge, there...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 19 Feb 2017

Review: Hamlet by Icarus Theatre Collective at Cork Opera House

Review: Hamlet by Icarus Theatre Collective at Cork Opera House – 6th Feb. 2017Review by Edel Semple Icarus Theatre Collective’s Hamlet, on tour in Ireland and the UK at present, packages itself as “Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 11 Feb 2017

Theatre: “Hamlet” – Icarus Theatre touring Ireland

A company of seasoned classical actors embrace the brutality of the greatest play ever written. A gripping, ensemble style brings exhilaration and violence to the unforgettable music and delicacy of the words. Blending traditional and physical theatre...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 27 Jan 2017

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