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“Welcome to another #ShakespeareSunday! Today’s theme has been chosen by @shakesofthrones: WAR, WEAPONS and BRAVERY!” – @HollowCrownFans

My first thought for creating a tweet brought to mind women’s weapons, despite those having often been called tears. Exploring the words ‘woman’ and ‘weapons’ – on that ever useful site opensourceshakespeare.org – led me to one of my very favourite plays, the Scottish one, and the quote I chose led to my exploring ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘born’ within Twitter’s gif options.

The result was this tweet with Game of Thrones gif and my creation of this image…

War, Weapons & Bravery - Macbeth - 23rd July 2017, Shakespeare Sunday - smaller

Both quotes, from Macbeth and from Game of Thrones (Season 3, Episode 3: Walk of Punishment), are spoken by warriors.

Macbeth’s words relate to a Witches’ prophecy, which he believes keeps him safe from being killed.

Daenerys Targaryen replies to the common Braavos saying “Valar Morghulis” – “All men must die” – with her own newly minted phrase, one that seems to carry hope for her and for Missandei (also pictured here).

War requires weapons and bravery, the former usually supplied physically, the latter requiring internal bolstering, often via words, often based on beliefs.

Does it matter which words, which beliefs?

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I created this for @HollowCrownFans‘ great #ShakespeareSunday tweets – check them out and join in! Today’s word is ‘father’ – probably for Fathers Day, so this may not be quite in the spirit of such celebrations, but hey… it is Shakespeare!

Want to know the other times ‘father’ occurs in Macbeth? Search at opensourceshakespeare.org – great resource.

Father - Macbeth - 18th June 2017, Shakespeare Sunday

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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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Shakespeare comes to a cinema near you!

Shakespeare comes to a cinema near you!

Sharing my joy at all the screened Shakespeare (with some fine actors and directors) coming up, here are a few links to check out:-

And there’s a ‘digital theatre project’ to explore as well, presented by the RSC and Google+… Midsummer Night’s Dreaming.

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Love to see such evidence of how well younger kids can take to Shakespeare – get them while they are still sponges, before the fear has set in, and they are able to not only cope, but truly enjoy and set themselves up for life!

Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

During a particularly bad Idaho winter in 1996, my 10 year old niece visited me for the weekend.  She accompanied me to a meeting of my Shakespearean troupe, Stage of Fools.  Only one other brave soul dared to trek through the snow to rehearse that day, so we abandoned our show and read a scene that allowed my niece to play along.  We chose the Lady Macduff murder scene…what 10 year old doesn’t love to die a dramatic death?

We started our exploration of the text by reading through the scene.  I was amazed at how quickly she picked up the language.  There were only a few words that she needed help defining, and after the second reading, she fully understood the action of the scene.  This is when the fun began…we got the scene up on its feet.  With every reading, she became more and more animated and died…

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A beautiful account of Shakespeare inspiration for teenagers working on Macbeth…

Singing in the Rain « Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

I particularly ‘liked’: “The boys playing Macbeth took their work home”. 😉

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A place for Shakespeare

How Shakespeare gains and retains hearts.

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