Archive | May, 2012
Computational Shakespeare @ Wolfram Alpha

Shakespeare & Wolfram Alpha

There was some mild buzz over the announcement recently that Wolfram Alpha had uploaded the works of Shakespeare into its database. If you’ve never heard of Wolfram Alpha, you’re hardly alone—but you must not be not a math student. Wolfram Alpha is a “computational knowledge engine” designed to answer questions that require computation posed in […]

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The Merchant of Venice

Year of Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

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 Merchant of Venice, Habima National Theatre, Dir. Ilan Ronen, May 28 2012 at The Globe, London By Peter Kirwan, University of Nottingham The Globe to Globe performance of […]

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The first page of Timon from the first folio. None of Shakespeare's actors would have seen this!

How did they (learn their lines) in Timon of Athens

Timon is not exceptional in terms of what we know about line learning practice however I have chosen to use it as an example to explore the principles of Tudor line learning. You can find a nice parody of these practices in A Midsummer Night’s Dream when Bottom and his friends get together to rehearse […]

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Antony and Cleopatra

Year of Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra – Two Perspectives

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.   Antony and Cleopatra (Antonius ile Kleopatra), Oyun Atölyesi, Dir. Kemal Aydoğan, 26 & 27 May 2012 at The Globe, London, reviewed by Michael Dobson & Adele Lee Saturday 26 May 2012 By […]

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Swedish Bard

Shakespeare in Sweden

Caliban as a buzzed up grunge metaller, Lear as a red-nosed clown, Olivia as the owner and Malvolio the manager of a down-sized tire factory whose workers belt out rock ‘n’ roll classics and roar onto stage on a Harley Davidson, Othello played by a frail but feisty twenty-something white woman… Swedish theater is not […]

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Shakespeare’s ‘Shipwreck Trilogy’?

“What country, friends, is this?” What are some of the artistic and cultural choices behind trying to design a ‘trilogy’ – however loosely unified – out of plays from different parts of Shakespeare’s career? The Royal Shakespeare Company are presenting The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, or what you will, and The Tempest as ‘Shakespeare’s […]

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Globe to Globe

Year of Shakespeare: In Praise of Translation

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.   In Praise of Translation: On Watching Shakespeare in a Foreign Language By Margherita Laera, Queen Mary University of London You might not agree with me but, in recent years, I […]

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Falstaff

Year of Shakespeare: Falstaff

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.   Falstaff, by Guiseppe Verdi, dir. Robert Carson, 23 May 2012, 7.30PM, at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. By Dave Paxton, Shakespeare Institute After an absence of about three years, I returned […]

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Winter's Tale

Year of Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale

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 Winter’s Tale or Ìtàn Ògìnìntìn, Renegade Theatre (Nigeria), dir. Olúwǫlé Ogúntókun, 25 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham There are no bears in Nigeria, […]

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