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Coriolanus in Wales

Year of Shakespeare: Coriolan/us – Shakespeare & Brecht.

National Theatre Wales (Co-produced by RSC) Dir. Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes. Hangar 858, RAF St. Athan, Vale of Glamorgan. 8-18th August 2012. Review by Harry Fox Davies, Goldsmiths, University of London. At about twenty-five past seven on a cool midweek night in August I was part of a group of around three hundred people […]

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Rape of Lucrece

Year of Shakespeare: The Rape of Lucrece

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 Rape of Lucrece – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, 22nd September By Fionnuala O’Neill, University of Edinburgh Singer Camille O’Sullivan presumably did not expect her show suddenly to become […]

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Troilus and Cressida WSF

Year of Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida (RSC)

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.   Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte for the Wooster Group (New York, USA) and Mark Ravenhill for the RSC (Stratford-on-Avon, UK) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon and the Riverside Studios, London. By Paul […]

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Forests

Year of Shakespeare: Forests

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.   Forests, dir. Calixto Bieito,  with dramaturgy from Marc Rosich,  with the Birmingham Rep, Barcelona Internacional Teatre, and the RSC, 31 August 2012 at the Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham By Kate McLuskie, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham […]

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Macbeth 2008

Year of Shakespeare: 2008: Macbeth

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.   2008: Macbeth, dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna (TR Warszawa), Edinburgh International Festival, 16 August 2012 at the Royal Highland Centre, Lowland Hall, Edinburgh By Aneta Mancewicz, Central School of Speech and […]

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A memorable atmosphere...

Surviving a Swedish ‘Tempest’

In optimistic defiance of the depressingly reliable unreliability of the Northern summer, there is usually a good deal of outdoor theatre to be enjoyed in Sweden in June, July and August. Recently, I joined a party of Shakespeare enthusiasts in climbing-boots and windcheaters on the rocky peninsula of Kullaberg, a nature reserve in southern Sweden, […]

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Coriolanus

Year of Shakespeare: Coriolan/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. Coriolan/us, National Theatre Wales and Royal Shakespeare Company, Dir. Mike Pearson and Mike Brooks, 8 August 2012, at Hangar 858, RAF St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. By Alun Thomas, Cardiff University […]

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Y Storm

Year of Shakespeare: Y Storm

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. Y Storm or The Tempest, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Dir. Elen Bowman, August 7  2012 (matinee), at National Eisteddfod Maes, Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. By Alun Thomas, Cardiff University Y Storm […]

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Shakespeare’s Year!

The World Shakespeare Festival continues… Have you added your voice to our Year of Shakespeare project, yet? Since April, Blogging Shakespeare has been hosting many reviews and responses to the productions which are part of the World Shakespeare Festival. You might like to browse the Year of Shakespeare site by clicking here and watch some […]

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