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David Tennant as Berowne

The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost By James Cappio Why isn’t Love’s Labour’s Lost more popular? Perhaps this “feast of language” is a surfeit for some. Where A Midsummer Night’s Dream has but two romantic couples, Love’s Labour’s Lost has four, plus a love triangle. Where Much Ado About Nothing has but Dogberry and […]

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Digital Groundlings

Digital Groundlings By Heidi McElrath As most internet-Shakespeareans probably know, on Sunday 11 September 2016, the Globe did something it had never done before: live streamed a play. On the internet. It was Emma Rice’s first production as the new artistic director of the Globe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was a popular choice for […]

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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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New Shakespeares

Two years ago I was approached by our colleagues and friends at The Shakespeare Institute: would The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust be interested in collaborating on a new MA Programme on Shakespeare and Creativity? I was more than interested. The idea resonated through years of my seeing and knowing that Shakespeare is a tremendous source of […]

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Tolkien and Shakespeare: An Unexpected Discovery

I recently transitioned my voracious readers, in my elementary ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom, from a steady diet of Shakespeare to a more balanced literacy model incorporating other gifted writers, such as J.R.R. Tolkien.  While varying their literary choices has allowed me to introduce them to such great Tolkien works as The Hobbit and […]

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José A. Pérez Díez (Bottom) and Red Smucker (Titania)

The Shakespeare Institute Players present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Shakespeare Institute Players present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare Directed by John Langdon, assisted by Karen Nicholls The Hall of the Shakespeare Institute, Mason Croft, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon 14, 15, and 16 March 2013 at 7:30pm – Matinée on Saturday 16 at 2:30pm   Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions)  –  Advanced bookings on shakespeareinstituteplayers@gmail.com […]

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No Substitute for Shakespeare

No Substitute for Shakespeare

While recently travelling to speak at an English teacher’s convention on the use of Shakespeare’s works in the elementary school classroom, I spent the day before my trip frantically writing plans for my substitute teacher. My fifth and sixth-grade students had recently been studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream to prepare for an upcoming production they […]

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Professor Ton Hoensalaars, University of Utrecht

Shakespeare Goes to Utrecht

A visit to the Netherlands this week gave me the opportunity to see something of the significance of Shakespeare in a European context. The occasion was the Inaugural Lecture at the University of Utrecht of Dr Ton Hoenselaars, who is an authority especially on the European reception of Shakespeare. He studied for his Ph.D. here […]

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