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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

Tim Pigott-Smith and Shakespeare

Tim Pigott-Smith as King Lear Since the announcement of Tim Pigott-Smith’s death on Friday 7 April 2017 tributes have flooded in for this much-loved and admired actor. Many have also commented that in the last few years he was reaching his peak....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Apr 2017

Undo This Button: On Triggering Emotion in the Classroom

I wrote this last summer when the furor over trigger warnings and safe spaces was reignited, as the academic year began. It strikes me that it's not abated -- and since this wasn't accepted for publication, I ought to post it here. Please note that all...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 21 Mar 2017

Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage

Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage By Hannah Smith, press officer. Copyright 2017 Mike Sewell (tel: 07966417114) Photograph by Mikey Sewell.Drama...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Feb 2017

“To try eloquence, now ’tis time”: Virtues and Vices of Rhetoric

Last week, in less than twenty-four hours, our country had the opportunity to experience two important political speeches: President Obama’s farewell address and Donald Trump’s opening statements to the first press conference he has held since...
From: ASC Education on 17 Jan 2017

Review: Lear by John Scott / Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Review: Lear, choreographed by John Scott and starring Valda Setterfield, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin (22 October) Guest post by Katherine Hennessey, Visiting Fellow, Moore Institute, NUI Galway I’ve overdosed on Shakespeare...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 14 Dec 2016

Review: Reason in Madness, Draíocht Theatre

Reason in Madness: A Devised Reworking Draíocht Theatre, Blanchardstown, Dublin, 29-30 November 2016. Directed by Aisling Byrne. Design: Ciaran O’Melia; Dramaturgy: Oonagh Murphy; Sound Design: Susie Birmingham; Costume: Kate Bauer. Cast:...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 6 Dec 2016

Storm still

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are,That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend youFrom seasons such as these? O, I have ta'enToo little care of this! Take...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 6 Dec 2016

Lear/Cordelia (1623 Theatre Company) @ Derby Theatres Studio

1623 Theatre’s latest production was one of their most ambitious to date: a one-act adaptation of King Lear followed by a new response play, Farrah Chaudhry’s Cordelia, with an accompanying set of workshops, talks and resources designed to...
From: The Bardathon on 20 Nov 2016

Women taking power in Shakespeare’s plays

Glenda Jackson as King Lear 2016 seems to have been characterised by women staging a takeover of traditional male roles, at least as far as Shakespeare is concerned. While planning this post I was hoping to be able to link this trend to the election...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Nov 2016

Review: RSC live King Lear

Review: RSC live King Lear – 14th October 2016 Guest post by Emer Murphy As the centenary year marking William Shakespeare’s death nears its close, audiences around the world continue to delight in the wonders of his work. Despite the...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 16 Nov 2016

Theatre: Reason in Madness – A Devised Reworking of King Lear

Run of the Mill Theatre in collaboration with Arts Participation & Pathways Day Programme / St John of God’s Community Service TUE 29 – WED 30 NOV 2016 8PM Draíocht theatre, Blanchardstown €14 / €12 conc O matter...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 8 Nov 2016

Theatre: Lear

  Following a hugely successful run in New York earlier this year, John Scott brings dance legend Valda Setterfield and his Lear project back to Ireland for shows in Cork and Dublin. Setterfield, who has worked with Woody Allen, Caryl Churchill,...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 29 Sep 2016

New Study Guide Released: KING LEAR

This fall sees the release of a brand-new ASC Study Guide: King Lear. With this addition, we now have guides for twenty-one of Shakespeare’s plays, including all the major tragedies. I enjoy this play a lot, but it hasn’t been performed...
From: ASC Education on 15 Sep 2016

Prose and Verse in the 1608 King Lear Quarto: An Alternative Explanation

I’ve spent a good deal of time and energy writing about why Brian Vickers’s The One King Lear is such a terribly misguided book — both in an almost endless string of tweets and in a forthcoming long-form essay for the Los Angeles Review...
From: dispositio on 13 Aug 2016

August Blogroll: New News Edition

Dear readers, Yesterday, I rewarded a day of syllabi- and lesson-planning with an afternoon trip to Powell’s bookstore here in Portland. It was completely brilliant, as famed and expected, and I managed to pick up a few gifts for friends and a little...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 2 Aug 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

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 105

Unhappy sight, and hath she vanished by, So near, in so good time, so free a place? Dead glass, dost thou thy object so embrace As what my heart still sees, thou canst not spy? I swear by her I love and lack, that I Was not in fault, who bent...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 Jun 2016

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