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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/

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

 

Upcoming as at May 2014 includes, amongst a number of Shakespeare productions, The Tempest, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and the not so often seen Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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For those who have yet to enjoy live screenings of productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre – and as a reminder to those who have enjoyed these already – here are links to information about upcoming screenings:

Royal Shakespeare Company on screen: https://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/          Globe on Screen: http://onscreen.shakespearesglobe.com/          National Theatre Live: http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/

Screenings are international, occurring around the world.

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Reflections on trying out new things, from a teacher who was involved in a language and rhythm Google+ Hangout I led last week for ‘Macbeth Goes Social’, a fantastic project run by Big Fun Education.
Exploring outside our comfort zones (but within our safety zones) is a huge part of developing as an actor and also – as tends to be the way with all things acting – as a person.
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the professional amateur

My poor mother. To say I was a picky eater as a child is a massive understatement. My mom would often cry, fearing my sister and I were not eating enough. My eating habits improved in high school but I was still pretty hesitant when it came to trying new things. In university, a professor of mine used cheese to get me to open my mind to the endless possibilities of good food. Later that year, I took a big risk for a former picky eater. While in Prague I opened a restaurant menu only to find that it was written entirely in Czech (naturally). I remembered my professor’s advice, closed my eyes, and pointed. It was delicious.

Since then I’ve tried things I would have never fathomed in my previous, risk-free life – some were delicious, others not so much. I really did take something away from that experience and…

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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

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

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

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.