Archive | June, 2012

Year of Shakespeare: London Workshop: Shakespeare and Global Cultural Value

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.   On 12 June twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, digital curators, and museums specialists gathered in London to discuss the Globe to Globe and World Shakespeare Festivals so far. We live tweeted […]

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Located outside the theatre this rigging was used to fire shots

How did they (signal the entrance of the king) in Henry VIII

Shakespeare knew how hard it was to stage large scale convincing battles with a limited number of actors. He had a very good solution to this which he often but not always employed. He put the battle off stage and the audience became party only to the observations of those on the edges. Messengers going […]

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Year of Shakespeare: London Workshop – Audiences and Crowd-sourcing

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.   On 12 June twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, digital curators, and museums specialists gathered in London to discuss the Globe to Globe and World Shakespeare Festivals so far. We live tweeted […]

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Year of Shakespeare: London Workshop – Global Politics and the Festival

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.   On 12 June twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, digital curators, and museums specialists gathered in London to discuss the Globe to Globe and World Shakespeare Festivals so far. We live tweeted […]

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Stan's Cafe

Year of Shakespeare: Of All the People in All the World

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.   Of All the People in All the World, Stan’s Cafe, 21 June 2012 at the PACCAR Room, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Bethany Chilvers, University of Birmingham Of All the […]

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Sir Henry Irving

Much Ado About Churches: Henry Irving does a wedding

In anticipation of the Indian-themed production of Much Ado About Nothing opening at the Courtyard Theatre in July, I’m thinking back to spectacular Victorian mountings of Shakespeare’s comedy. And what more striking production of this play was there in this period than that of Henry Irving: the rigorous Methodist and much-debated actor-manager of the Lyceum […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Circles, Centres, and the Globe to Globe Festival

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.   Circles, Centres, and the Globe to Globe Festival By Stephen Purcell, University of Warwick At a meeting of the Year of Shakespeare contributors last week, I found myself thinking about […]

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Year of Shakespeare: London Workshop – The Globe Olympic Experience

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.   On 12 June twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, digital curators, and museums specialists gathered in London to discuss the Globe to Globe and World Shakespeare Festivals so far. We live tweeted […]

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Year of Shakespeare: London Workshop – Introduction

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.   On 12 June twenty-five academics, theatre practitioners, digital curators, and museums specialists gathered in London to discuss the Globe to Globe and World Shakespeare Festivals so far. We live tweeted […]

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