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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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Here’s talk about gender-blind casting (characters can be played by male or female performers, regardless of their original gender) and of a 50/50 split on casting re. gender (half of each cast should be women, as opposed to the predominantly male casting that is current)…

Women in the theatre: what next after Julius Caesar? | The Shakespeare blog

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I saw the King John mentioned and Pippa Nixon, playing The Bastard (conflated with Hubert), was brilliant (and I don’t just say that because we were drama students together – believe me, if I were not impressed, I wouldn’t mention her)! In King John, cross-gender casting worked very well indeed – and it was great to see Paola Dionisotti as Cardinal Pandulph, with her strong presence and command of the stage and the language.

What do you think?

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Shakespeare's rhythmIn this video, the RSC looks at what can be found in the rhythm of Shakespeare’s verse, including contributions from Cicely Berry

Teaching Shakespeare | Introducing Iambic Pentameter |Royal Shakespeare Company – YouTube

If you are interested in the basics of iambic pentameter, you may find this Discover Fine Acting article helpful:

Shakespeare’s Verse: Iambic Pentameter – It’s Easy!

Any questions, feel free to ask!

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