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Where did the idea of this adaptation come from?

By Germana Maciocci Shakespeare has been part of my story since I was very small. Reading and studying his plays and going to theaters to watch them coming to life before my eyes, at different periods of my life, and the endless considerations and the imagery evoked by “his” words, constitute only a part of the […]

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Shakespeare in South Florida – Part III

This is the final post in my three-part series on the Shakespeare scene in South Florida.  Click for part one and part two. Perhaps the most eccentric of the local Shakespeare companies is a little group called Shakespeare Miami.  I saw their production of Macbeth which was performed on a big grassy green in Coconut […]

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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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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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The Form’s The Thing

As a poet and playwright working in the renaissance form, I’ve found that if you simply begin a play with the premise that a great deal of your dialogue will be in iambic pentameter, then many of the conventions of the form grow naturally from that decision. A play dealing in the theatricality of language […]

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Shakespeare in Hungary

The world of Shakespeare is coming to England during this Olympic year with a whole string of remarkable productions, many of them taking off from a Shakespeare play rather than offering a straightforward, text-based account of it. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a world of Shakespeare elsewhere. From 10 to 15 July […]

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Leila and Ben

Year of Shakespeare: Macbeth: Leïla and Ben – A Bloody History

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.   Macbeth: Leïla & Ben – A Bloody History, Artistes Productuers Associés, dir. Lotfi Achour, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 13 July 2012 By Adam Hansen, University of Northumbria Ted […]

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Shakespeare for children

I recently had the pleasure of seeing both the young person’s Hamlet and the puppet version of the Tempest at the newly opened swan theatre with the RSC . Both productions were recommended for young people and both had much to appeal to their target audience. But even more interesting than the excellent plays was […]

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