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I defy you, stars!

A game by Richard O’Brien, The Shakespeare Institute, based on Romeo and Juliet: click here   ‘I defy you, stars!’ was commissioned for PRINT / SCREEN, an exhibition of game-poems at the National Video Arcade in Nottingham, which ran 12th-18th November and had a second outing at the British Library. I was approached to write […]

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Doing Something about ‘Hamlet’

  February 4 And now.   The play has been read. It’s so compact! It’s so complete!  Each line is so…significant! So…powerful!   Calm down.  Yes, it’s a powerful play. More so with each reading. So what else is new?   The available spin-offs have been watched, some not previously seen. Star Trek?? Oh yes. […]

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What’s wrong with all-male Shakespeare?

There have been murmurs of disquiet for a while about all-male Shakespeare. Jenni Tomlin said on the Social Justice First website that it, ‘serves to highlight our deep history of sexism and inequality‘ while Jo Caird at Whatsonstage.com worries about how it denies work to women, ‘given the chronic underrepresentation of women on the British […]

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Year of Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

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 Taming of the Shrew, Theatre Wallay/Kashf, dir. Haissam Hussain, 25 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Thea Buckley, Shakespeare Institute Discussion of Shakespeare’s Shrew inevitably centres on the final, controversial scene, wherein Katherine […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Richard III 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.   Richard III, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. by Roxana Silbert, 10 May 2012 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Peter J Smith, Nottingham Trent University Will I be in trouble for […]

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Germaine Greer on The Taming Of The Shrew

The RSC is staging not one but two productions of The Taming Of The Shrew in the next few months, Tim Crouch’s Young People’s Shakespeare production opens at The Swan Theatre at the end of September, followed by Lucy Bailey’s main house production in January 2012. The Taming Of The Shrew is notoriously difficult to […]

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