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Studying Shakespeare is made overly complicated by assuming that it is too difficult to understand, Professor David Crystal says…

How Shakespeare invented ‘unfriend’ 400 years before Facebook – Telegraph.

How Shakespeare invented 'unfriend' 400 years before Facebook - Telegraph

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David Tennant in RSC’s Richard II – what do you think? You can watch, learn and add your comments on this site…

Video – RSC Richard II production with David Tennant | Players-Shakespeare.com

David Tennant as Richard II - image links to production photos: http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/richard-ii/production-photos.aspx

David Tennant as Richard II – image links to production photos

 

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Did you see The Globe’s Macbeth this year? Check out the discussion over on Player’s Shakespeare… http://ow.ly/zmRRW

http://players-shakespeare.com/review-the-globe-production-of-macbeth-on-screen-july-14th/

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Includes mention of documentary currently available as well as thoughts on playreading and Shakespeare…

Why so many people hate Shakespeare | Players-Shakespeare.com.

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I know a family where the very young son learnt a major Hamlet speech – children definitely can soak Shakespeare up, love his work and benefit increasingly as they understand more and more the layers there to be discovered through life.

How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare | Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

Sir Derek Jacobi in Twelfth Night – who, along with Richard Clifford and Frances Barber, made special recordings of passages from the book. Photo by Geraint Lewis.

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Some very fine words indeed, including …

The actors I value most are those who speak Shakespeare as if it is their first language. They are aware of the rhetorical and rhythmic substructure of the text, but have no wish to reveal it for its own sake.

via Nicholas Hytner: With Shakespeare, the play is just a starting point | Culture | The Guardian.

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Brilliant to read this post and know how much Shakespeare can engage pupils…

No Substitute for Shakespeare | Blogging Shakespeare

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