Tag Archives: How did they?

How did they (hoist up Antony) in Antony and Cleopatra?

This week I look up above the stage to consider how Shakespeare’s company  could achieve something which is written into Antony and Cleopatra. You may recall the scene, Antony has attempted to kill himself and failed and his dying but not yet dead body is brought to Cleopatra for a final goodbye. Very touching. But […]

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Simon Forman saw Macbeth at the Globe in 1616

How did they (call up spirits) in Macbeth?

This week we look at one of Shakespeare’s scariest plays, Macbeth. It might be hard for us today to imagine how this play would have been at all scary on Shakespeare’s daylight stage at 2pm in the afternoon. But Shakespeare’s company seem to have made good use of some of the simple options available to […]

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Creating a storm

How did they (make a storm) in King Lear

Welcome to my new blog series looking at the original staging of Shakespeare’s plays. I am going to work through Shakespeare’s plays choosing something within that play to explore, from costumes to rehearsal practice and special effects this series will explore what we know, and what we don’t know about original staging practices. I am […]

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