Studying Shakespeare is made overly complicated by assuming that it is too difficult to understand, Professor David Crystal says…
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Posted in DFEye, General, History, Miscellaneous, Online, tagged astronomy, brainpickings.org, Cymbeline, Dan Falk, Galileo, Jupiter, Maria Popova, shakespeare, The Science of Shakespeare on 29 June, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Interesting article by Maria Popova about a book by Dan Falk…
Posted in Fun, General, History, Miscellaneous, Productions, Productions, Shakespeare, tagged Bankside, Blackfriars Theatre, boy companies, Duchess of Malfi, Gemma Arterton, Jacobean Theatre, John Webster, London, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe on 7 January, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Sam Wanamaker’s vision for two theatres comes to fruition – the indoor theatre has now joined the famous Globe, and opens this month with Gemma Arterton as The Duchess of Malfi (by John Webster).
Candlelit performances, companies of boys, a radio programme and various historical titbits can be found here:
Posted in General, Miscellaneous, Online, Plays, Productions, Teaching, Text, tagged introduction to Shakespeare, Muse of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie, play readings, player-shakespeare.com, shakespeare on 28 October, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Includes mention of documentary currently available as well as thoughts on playreading and Shakespeare…
Posted in Fun, General, Miscellaneous, Online, Plays, Productions, Shakespeare, tagged all-female cast, all-female Shakespeare, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Spotlight, No Holds Bard, online reviews, Repertory Theatre, reviews, shakespeare plays, Shit-Faced Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus on 5 September, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Well, it has been a while since the last post!
This has to do with directing ‘As You Like It’ for Arkle Theatre Company, on in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Royal Scots Club, and reviewing many Shakespeare-related shows during the Fringe.
For those reviews, here’s a search for ‘Shakespeare’ on www.edinburghspotlight.com – most of those reviews will be mine, but of course all are worth a gander.
A few of the best shows:
No Holds Bard – a solo show where various tragic characters fight for possession of an actor’s body
Titus Andronicus: an all-female production – an energetic and imaginative staging well-presented by The Smooth-Faced Gentlemen
Repertory Theatre – a would-be playwright gets caught up in a Hamlet-ian world on presenting his first play to the rep theatre artistic director who was ‘as a brother’ to his late father
You can also find the entertaining ‘Shit-Faced Shakespeare’, where one actor has deliberately become drunk for the performance.
As for ‘As You Like It’, reviewers and audiences happily commented on finally ‘understanding Shakespeare’ when seeing this production – a great accolade, methinks!
Posted in Fun, General, History, Industry, Miscellaneous, Plays, Productions, Productions, tagged A Midsummer Night's Dream, extract, Peter Brook, podcast, The Shakespeare Blog, watch on 21 May, 2013| Leave a Comment »
A look at Peter Brook, including fascinating links to an article by him, production footage of his revolutionary A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a podcast interview with the man himself…