Please keep checking back for additions, and don’t forget ‘NOT IN THE COMMON ROLL OF LINKS’ to the right – great Shakespeare help there!
NOTES ON SHAKESPEARE’S LANGUAGE
Useful notes on punctuation, pronunciation, glossaries and guides, grammatical considerations and more!
An article written by experienced actor Colin David Reese, looking at how Shakespeare’s text communicates (written, as it was, for performance and not as ‘literature’):
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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Fun way to test how well you know a play, in these ‘single sentence scene reactions’
Need help? See ‘Not in the Common Roll of Links’ to the right or check out the plays performed:-
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FREE FULL PLAYS ONLINE – AUDIO
Ambling Books offer a large range of free audio books, including a fair few Shakespeare plays
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FREE FULL PLAYS ONLINE – VIDEO
Hamlet (2009) – starring David Tennant, directed by Gregory Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company / Illuminations / BBC production
Detailed overview with commentary of film at Pursued by a Bear – useful for getting to know Hamlet
Full film: http://pursuedbyabear.net/hamlet
King Lear (2008) – starring Ian McKellen, directed by Trevor Nunn, RSC production
Site includes many useful links to interviews and more; part of the PBS Great Performances series
N.B. There are more films available to US viewers than UK ones at sites such as the PBS Great Performances one (see King Lear above) and Jaman.com and other such film-viewing sites, due to restrictions regarding copyright – do check for what you can access. You may find openculture.com of use, too.
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