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Middle Temple Hall (1)

The Legal Connection – Shakespeare, Law, and Middle Temple Hall.

By Lucy Nordberg An interview with Professor Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of the History Department at Idaho State University, and author of Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558–1581, published by Oxford University Press (2016). While researching Elizabethan playing spaces, I recently investigated the […]

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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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Year of Shakespeare: Circles, Centres, and the Globe to Globe Festival

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.   Circles, Centres, and the Globe to Globe Festival By Stephen Purcell, University of Warwick At a meeting of the Year of Shakespeare contributors last week, I found myself thinking about […]

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Comedy of Errors

Year of Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors at the 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.   The Comedy of Errors, The Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, 16 March 2012 at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Christie Carson, Royal Holloway, University of London […]

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Shakespeare’s Sources – The Comedy of Errors

Continuing my series on Shakespeare’s sources, today I am going to look at one of Shakespeare’s lighter plays The Comedy of Errors. This play about the separation and eventual reunion of two pairs of twins (a ‘pair’ of masters and their servants) is full of hilarious moments of mistaken identity as unbeknown to them the […]

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