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Cheek by Jowl stream of The Winter’s Tale

A live recording of Cheek by Jowl’s current acclaimed production of The Winter’s Tale is available to stream free of charge until 7 May. Visit their page to watch it.
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 25 Apr 2017

Directing Shakespeare

Michael Bogdanov With the sudden death of Michael Bogdanov this week theatre directors and their importance in the staging of Shakespeare’s plays have been on my mind in the build up to Shakespeare’s birthday. Shakespeare was the first director...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Apr 2017

The Winter’s Tale live streaming: a play for our times

A scene from Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale, with its theme of the pain of loss followed by the joy of resurrection, is a play that is particularly appropriate around Easter and Shakespeare’s Birthday, while...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Apr 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

Shakespeare, Trump, and radical experiments of self-government: The Winter’s Tale

I’ve been preoccupied with two people this year. The first, of course, is William Shakespeare. The other, alack, is Donald Trump. I’ve avoided writing about the latter. It’s not that I don’t see the man everywhere in Shakespeare’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 14 Nov 2016

The Rhetoric of Speaking Truth to Power

In 1954, a journalist named Edward R Murrow stood up against the bullying and intimidation of Senator Joseph McCarthy. PBS describes his famous broadcast like this: “Broadcast on March 9, 1954, the program, composed almost entirely of McCarthy’s...
From: ASC Education on 25 Aug 2016

Shakespeare 400 continues

Shakespeare’s monument in Holy Trinity Church Following the fabulously successful but exhausting weekend celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and his 452nd birthday, I’ve had a few days rest from the blog, but it...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 May 2016

Blackfriars Conference 2015 – Plenary Session 9

Hello! It’s Mary Finch one last time to blog this Halloween morning plenary session, going from 9:00-10:15am and moderated by Terry Southerington from Mary Baldwin College. Danielle Rosvalley, Tufts University Before the Circus Came to town: Big...
From: ASC Education on 31 Oct 2015

Retelling the stories of the world’s favourite playwright: the Hogarth Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted, rewritten, altered, reimagined for centuries, beginning just forty years or so after he died. These revisions keep Shakespeare fresh, giving the stories a modern flavour. Shakespeare himself borrowed stories...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Oct 2015

Summer/Fall 15 Playhouse Insider: Now on Sale!

I’m pleased to announce that the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of the Playhouse Insider is now on-sale in the Box Office! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside: Artists: I’m delighted to have an article from Kate Powers,...
From: ASC Education on 5 Aug 2015

Wordsworth and Shakespeare

A plaster model for a bust of Wordsworth, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 7 April 2015 was the 345th birthday of William Wordsworth, the Romantic poet most closely associated with nature, and one of England’s greatest writers. Like Shakespeare,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Apr 2015

Shakespeare and Easter

Easter Eggs Over the Easter weekend we’ve probably all eaten too many Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies. As the first festival of spring, it’s also traditionally our first opportunity for getting outdoors after the cold, dark days of winter,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Apr 2015

Votes for women: Shakespeare and the suffragettes

Miranda, painted by Frederick Goodall Last time I looked at the suffrage movement in Stratford, and its connections with the Shakespeare festivals. Both in Stratford and elsewhere in the early twentieth century Shakespeare’s plays provoked discussion...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Mar 2015

Looking forward to spring and the art of the garden

A page from Ruralia Commoda The British love affair with gardening is well-known, and opening on 20 March and running until 11 October is an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace called Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden. Building...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Mar 2015

MFA Thesis Festival 2015

Sarah E. Blackwell: “‘Corrupter of Words': A Rhetorical Cut of Twelfth Night“ Blackwell opens with an introduction to the concept of cutting texts for performance, noting that most directors will attempt to preserve iambic pentameter...
From: ASC Education on 22 Feb 2015

“Your gown’s a most rare fashion”: costume and Shakespeare

The Hardwick Hall portrait of Queen Elizabeth Picture the Elizabethan period and the chances are you will think of portraits, probably one of those dazzling paintings of Queen Elizabeth herself. There are so many, so well-known, they have individual names:...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Nov 2014

Shakespeare’s mothers and sons

Hermione (Barbara Robertson) and Mamillius (Zach Gray), Photo by Michael Brosilow, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 2003. For Shakespeare’s towards the end of his life, early September must have been a sad time, not just because it signalled the end of...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Sep 2014

Mary Anderson, an American actress abroad

Mary Anderson as Rosalind On the 29th August 1885 a special performance took place at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. The famous Mary Anderson and her Company staged As You Like It as a Benefit for the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. Although her name is...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Aug 2014

Podcast Archives: 2012

2012 Actors’ Renaissance Season Dr. Ralph Presents: Much Ado about Nothing Actor-Scholar Council: Much Ado about Nothing Dr. Ralph Presents: Richard III Actor-Scholar Council - Richard III Dr. Ralph Presents: A Mad World, My Masters Dr. Ralph Presents:...
From: ASC Education on 27 Jun 2014

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