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The Silly Side of Shakespeare

By Mya Gosling Shakespeare is hilarious: his comedies are funny and his tragedies are even funnier. Well… at least that’s the mindset I have whenever I sit down to draw a new comic poking fun at the Sweet Swan of Avon and his plays. I’ve been drawing Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly […]

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“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello

“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello By Kelsey Ridge, University of Birmingham The 2015 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Othello directed by Iqbal Khan can readily be described as influenced by War on Terror.  Actors wore khaki uniforms and carried guns. The Duke, played by […]

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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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The Rest is Silence

Year of Shakespeare: The Rest is Silence

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 Rest is Silence, dreamthinkspeak, 29 June 2012, at the Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne By Adam Hansen, University of Northumbria In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Critic as Artist’ (1890-91), […]

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Feminist Shakespeare

When Josie Rourke’s King John followed Marianne Elliot’s Much Ado About Nothing into The Swan Theatre as part of the RSC’s 2006 Complete Works Festival the theatre critic, Michael Billington, said we are witnessing the emergence of  ‘a powerful new generation of female classical directors.’ Five years on and Josie Rourke’s new production of Much Ado is a hit […]

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Writing like a woman

Last week I wrote a post on whether men and women read differently. But what about the question of whether they write differently? This has been debated hotly in the press – check out these two articles “why men can’t write for toffee” and “can a man create women?” This debate quickly raises questions about […]

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One story, two readers

These two students are reading the same text, but are they interpreting it in the same way? Shakespeare is often praised as someone who appeals to both sexes, someone whose writing is universal able to cut across the barriers of historical time, sex and gender. Although Shakespeare clearly appeals to both man and women the […]

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