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Bronze statue of a Greek actor in female dress

Bronze statue of a Greek actor in female dress

Greek Tragedy seems to be in the air!

Having just played Clytemnestra in a modern adaptation, ‘A Winter’s Oresteia’, I was delighted to see this article about the multitude of Greek plays currently being produced, which also points out that these ancient pieces provide actresses with strong roles…

Shakespeare and the Greeks | The Shakespeare blog

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Interesting article by Maria Popova about a book by Dan Falk…

 

Article by Maria Popova on book by Dan Falk: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/06/02/the-science-of-shakespeare-astronomy-dan-falk/

William Shakespeare, Astronomer: How Galileo Influenced the Bard | Brain Pickings

 

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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:

BBC News – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside

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Very much looking forward to seeing this screened next month…

Richard II with David Tennant opens and sells out to great reviews. | Players-Shakespeare.com.

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The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose Museum: open at last | The Shakespeare blog

 

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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…

Peter Brook: from enfant terrible to grand old man of the theatre | The Shakespeare blog

Peter Brook - The Shakespeare Blog

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Ten Reasons to get excited about The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe | Blogging Shakespeare

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