Archive | October, 2013

Launching Reviewing Shakespeare!

On Tuesday 29 October, in Venice, we’ll launching a brand-new digital platform, It represents a major partnership between The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the University of Warwick and Misfit,inc, and follows on from our project last year, Our aim is to create the most lively, comprehensive, accessible and intelligent guide to 21st-century Shakespearian performance […]

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Romeo played by Johnny Depp. Now that I would have liked to see. He has, to be sure, scrupulously avoided playing the gorgeous romantic leads that his looks would have made possible, but in his lost vulnerable Gilbert Grape and Sam (of Benny and Joon) days he would have put more depth, or at least […]

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A Horse With Wings and other songs for children sung by characters from Shakespeare
Words and Music by Daeshin Kim, Illustrations by Sohyun An Kim

Back to School with Shakespeare

                  While attending the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Elementary Educators Conference this summer, I had the supreme pleasure of meeting two fantastic authors,  who have supplied those of us who dare to teach Shakespeare with two inspiring, new resources for the classroom.  Acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig recently published […]

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Photo by Adrian Harvey

Wendy Cope Reads Her Poems

Thursday 3 October is National Poetry Day. The theme this year is ‘Water’. During the summer, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust had the great pleasure of welcoming the excellent Wendy Cope O.B.E. to be our Writer in Residence. She was invited to write three poems: one on Shakespeare, one on Literary Festivals (we held our 60th […]

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