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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

 

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

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

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There are important discussions ongoing at the moment regarding culture/the arts and state economics; here is one article that also links through to a piece by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr of the National Theatre:

Shakespeare and the case for subsidy | The Shakespeare blog

Pippa Nixon and Alex Waldmann in the RSC’s As You Like It. Photo by Keith Pattison

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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 fun way of collating quotes…

What if Shakespeare were a…weather forecaster? « Shakespeare In Action

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A place for Shakespeare

How Shakespeare gains and retains hearts.

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