Archive | April, 2012
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Year of Shakespeare: Pericles

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Pericles, National Theatre of Greece, dir. Giannis Houvardas, 27 April 2012 at The Globe, London. By Stephen Purcell, University of Warwick The Globe auditorium erupted with applause as a […]

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Delighted Beauty

What Multilingual Shakespeare Can Teach Us

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   What Multilingual Shakespeare Can Teach Us? By Alex Huang, George Washington University The World Shakespeare Festival in 2012 is arguably one of the most important and ambitious festivals since […]

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Sexing Isabella and Angelo

There’s a wonderful chapter from Ewan Fernie in the recently released volume Shakespeare and I, about Angelo in Measure for Measure and the yearning to ‘sin in loving virtue,’ which Fernie feels is central to the play. But my incessant re-readings of the play – I’m researching it in relation to Wagner’s opera of it […]

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Olympics Without Shakespeare?

On my way to see The Duchess of Malfi yesterday, I called into The National Theatre and found myself looking at the Festival! exhibition: scores of photographs of different kinds of festivals from all over the world, religious, secular, theatrical, operatic, sporting, musical… Gorgeous photographs, too. And together they illustrate a compelling context for the […]

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Rene Weis's brand new edition - published May 2012

‘Romeo and Juliet’: A Webinar

May sees the publication of Professor Rene Weis’s brand new edition of Romeo and Juliet for The Arden Shakespeare. Following on from our recent webinar ‘Making Shakespeare’ we wanted to be able to host an on-line, live broadcast discussion about Romeo and Juliet. It’s on Tuesday 22 May at 4.00pm (BST). Rene and I will […]

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Vakhtangov Theatre Company perform Measure for Measure at Shakepeare's Globe. (2). Credit - Simon Kane

Year of Shakespeare: Measure for Measure

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Measure for Measure, Vakhtangov Theatre, dir. Yury Butusov, 25 April 2012 at The Globe, London By Sarah Olive, University of York Not entirely unexpectedly, marriages were scarce on the […]

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Photo by Kate Brooks

Shakespeare in Kabul

‘The late afternoon air was unusually soft for Kabul, especially in the garden where we stood. It was a few days after Naw Ruz, the Zoroastrian New year that falls on the first day of spring. Almond trees were in bloom, and their delicate scent was complemented by an angled light sifting over a small […]

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Sonnet Sunday

Year of Shakespeare: Sonnet Sunday

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Sonnet Sunday, 22 April 2012 at The Globe, London By Rob Hand As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare’s Globe is devoting the first six-and-a-half weeks of its […]

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Merry Wives of Windsor

Year of Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   The Merry Wives of Windsor, Bitter Pill and Theatre Company Kenya, Dir. Daniel Goldman and Sarah Norman, 25 April 2012 at The Globe, London By Sarah Olive, University of […]

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