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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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How one Shakespeare fan first came to understand and love Shakespeare’s work, and where this led…

Will by my side. #happybirthdayshakespeare | Shake it, Shakey!.

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Macbeth and Banquo on horseback meeting the three witches

Macbeth and Banquo meet the three witches. Illustration from 'The Picture Shakespeare: Macbeth', 1901. (NLS reference: (Am).5/5)

‘Beyond Macbeth: Shakespeare in Scottish collections’

See Shakespearean treasures and explore what Shakespeare has meant in Scotland across the centuries. Exhibition runs till 29 April 2012.

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