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London 2012 Festival Poster

Year of Shakespeare: Festivals, Sponsorship and Spontaneity

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.   Festivals, Sponsorship and Spontaneity By Emily Linnemann, Shakespeare Institute For the past few weeks I’ve been walking past a poster at Euston tube station announcing the beginning of the London […]

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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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Olympic Shakespeare

‘The isle is full of noises….’ Well, it certainly will be as the Olympic Games open with a ceremony that takes as its keynote these words from The Tempest. One of the noises will be the resonant sound of the great bell, the biggest in Europe – twice the size of Big Ben – which […]

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King John

Year of Shakespeare: King John 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.   King John, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. by Maria Aberg, 14 May 2012 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Will Sharpe The stage is set. The stage is carpeted. The carpet is […]

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Julius Caesar

Year of Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

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.   Julius Caesar, I Termini Company, dir. Andrea Barraco, 1 May 2012, at The Globe, London By Sonia Massai, King’s College London Andrea Baracco and Vincenzo Manna’s adaptation of Julius […]

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Year of Shakespeare

A Year of Shakespeare!

2012 in the United Kingdom is a big year for a lot of reasons – the London Summer Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee happen this year, both of which are attracting lots of media attention. What you might not know yet is that 2012 is also a big year for Shakespeare, both in the […]

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