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Henry V monologue act 1 scene II

Henry V monologue act 1 scene II Performed by Tom Gwynfryn. Directed and edited by Alun Rhys Morgan, 2016 Tom Gwynfryn talks about the artistic process that informed his work on the Henry V speech: “I chose the piece initially while going through the auditions stages to study at RADA. I contacted a close friend of mine, […]

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Shakespeare Out of Europe

Shakespeare Out of Europe By Graham Holderness I remember a time when British culture among the educated was thoroughly European. Everyone listened to French music, wore Italian clothes, watched European films, smoked French cigarettes, drank German beer and French and Italian wine. Everyone owned a fondu set, and burned their mouths on hot melted cheese. […]

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Bitola International Shakespeare Festival

Bitola, Macedonia, 19-25 July 2013   The Bitola Shakespeare Festival is extending the bold intercultural experiment of last year’s Globe-to-Globe Festival in London. As part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Globe-to-Globe launched a planetary Shakespeare project by inviting 37 companies from around the world to perform the playwright’s works in their home languages. The Bitola […]

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Raymond Meadows in 1913 and Jeremy Franklin in 2013

Band of Brothers

At the back of the stage were three panels showing images of old boys from 1913 onwards. I was aware of the St George’s flag being included as part of the design. As I peered more closely, I noticed that some of the photographs of the boys had a similar red cross of St George […]

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Game of Thrones

I recall that two New York Times articles about executive pay were entitled “A Rich Game of Thrones”. Neither article explained the metaphorical reference to the popular cable television show, Game of Thrones, a testimony to the show’s popularity. However, no matter how popular Game of Thrones is today, it has a long way to […]

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Can You Do That to Shakespeare?

In the Raspberry Hills Library English Book Circle the question has often been raised of how much we can accept things done to the classics. Can Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law really do that to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson?  Can Laurie R. King really have a feisty young Marry Russell marry an aging […]

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God for Harry, England and Edward’s Boys!

A special dispatch from Perry Mills, of King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s School), one of the most inspiring school teachers I know… ‘In recent years Edward’s Boys – an all-boy theatre company from King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon (“Shakespeare’s School”) – have been performing rarely-seen plays originally written for the Early Modern boys’ […]

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Sir Kenneth Branagh at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

O Kenneth Where Art Thou?

Dear Kenneth Branagh, Do you know how it is to see a movie that hits you like a ton of bricks and changes your life? Well, of course you do. Your Henry V did that to me. The first time I saw it I was only as vaguely aware of Shakespeare as most people are […]

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Shakespeare Staging the World at The British Museum

Year of Shakespeare: Staging the World

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 exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World focuses on Shakespeare’s ‘world rather than his life’. Droeshout’s image of Shakespeare looms over the ticket booking process, the programme, and the entrance to the […]

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