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Sir Nick Hytner on Shakespeare

It all started about eighteen months ago. The University of Notre Dame in London wanted very much to feel it was doing all it could to honour Stanley Wells  C.B.E. as the pre-eminent Shakespeare scholar. So, Notre Dame’s London director, Greg Kucich, and Shakespeare scholar Boika Sokolva invited The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and The Shakespeare […]

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Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker as Benedick and Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

For film-goers, cult TV fans and Shakespeare lovers, the big movie premiere next month will be Joss Whedon’s black and white, shot in a fortnight, self-financed film of Much Ado About Nothing at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. Whedon launched his career as a scriptwriter with the 1992 film, Buffy The Vampire Slayer […]

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Kill Shakespeare

Kill Shakespeare!

It was my pleasure to meet Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery when they were over from Canada. They are the authors of Kill Shakespeare a graphic novel series which, so far, has two volumes. These are not the kind of books that I would ordinarily read, but the first volume was warmly recommended to […]

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