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Shakespeare and Europe

Shakespeare and Europe (Originally posted as part of the British Council Voices Magazine) Shortly after the lamentable news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio.  One of them remarked with apparent satisfaction that membership of the European Union had now been rejected by a majority of ‘our countrymen.’ […]

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A Horse With Wings and other songs for children sung by characters from Shakespeare
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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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The Plays We Overlook: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles has a claim to be Shakespeare’s most overlooked play. Nonprofessional Shakespeareans are likely never to have seen, read, or even heard of it. It is among the last plays to have entered the canon. The text is notoriously corrupt. And the consensus that it is a collaboration is among the firmest for any of […]

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Tanned by Chivalry

William Henry Schofield, an early 20th century scholar of comparative English literature, once said, “Shakepeare’s whole face was tanned by the sun of chivalry.” That may seem an odd statement – after all, we think of Shakespeare as a Renaissance playwright, not a medieval troubadour. There are no questing knights, Round Tables, or damsels locked […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Ninagawa’s Cymbeline in Japan

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.   At the end of May Yukio Ninagawa’s Cymbeline was performed at the Barbican in London, as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. John Lavagnino saw it there and reviewed it for […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Sharing History: South Sudan Theatre Company’s Cymbeline at the Globe

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.   Sharing History: South Sudan Theatre Company’s Cymbeline at the Globe By Colette Gordon, University of Cape Town Pondering how much audiences really know about South Sudan, as she describes her […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Three Arabic Shakespeares, Putting Words into our Mouths

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.   Three Arabic Shakespeares, Putting Words into our Mouths By Saffron Walkling, York St John University Cymbeline directed by Joseph Abuk and Derik Uya Alfred and performed by South Sudan Theatre Company, […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Cymbeline at the Barbican

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.   Cymbeline, The Ninagawa Company, dir. by Yukio Ninagawa, 2 June 2012 at the Barbican Theatre, London By John Lavagnino, King’s College London Ninagawa directs Cymbeline as though there’s nothing much […]

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Voices, Echoes, Messages in a Shakespearian Bottle

YearofShakespeare.com is about putting reactions to The World Shakespeare Festival into a bottle. The project is covering all seventy productions which together form the biggest festival of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. A Folio of Shakespeare scholars are dispatching reviews of all the shows as the Festival unfolds. These serve as position pieces around […]

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