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Bad Bard Encounters?

As a self-proclaimed Shakespeare fanatic, I take it for granted that anyone would not be completely enthralled with reading, reciting, or otherwise obsessing over iambic pentameter. What’s not to love? Shakespeare has something for everyone. I equate reading Shakespeare with selecting the perfect movie to watch on a Saturday night. Shakespeare’s selection of works offers […]

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Shakespeare in South Florida – Part I

South Florida is truly about as far from Elizabethan London as you can get, and the tropical atmosphere certainly doesn’t seem like the ideal setting for producing and experiencing the Bard’s works. I’m a 17 year-old who has lived in South Florida for my whole life and I’ve been seeking out the best local Shakespeare […]

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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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How did they (charge for entrance) in Julius Caesar

  So you want to go and visit the theatre? Think it might be a bit pricy to get the best seats, willing to save money by sitting further away? Or even behind a pillar? It was relatively cheap to visit the theatre in Shakespeare’s time. The cheapest seats (which were not seats but standing […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Julius Caesar 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.   Julius Caesar, RSC, dir. Gregory Doran, at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 19 July 2012 By Monika Smialkowska, University of Northumbria ‘Is this a holiday?’ (1.1.2) The question which Flavius asks of […]

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Year of Shakespeare: I, Cinna (The Poet)

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.   I, Cinna (The Poet), Royal Shakespeare Company, written and directed by Tim Crouch, 20 June 2012 (1.30pm) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Kate McLuskie, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham […]

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A post-colonial view of Julius Caesar.

I was moved to write this blog when I read Anjna’s thoughts on the play in her recent post. Gregory Doran’s production of Julius Caesar received five star reviews in The Sunday Times and The Independent on Sunday and four stars almost everywhere else. The cast is fantastic, the design is brilliant and the production […]

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Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Mark Antony

Jubilant Julius: Tree’s Spectacular Theatre

Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Mark Antony   I recently had the pleasure of seeing Greg Doran’s Julius Caesar at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and the striking set made me think about the grand visual feast of Herbert Beerbohm Tree’s production at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1898. Like Doran’s production, Tree’s was mounted in the wake […]

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Julius Caesar at The R.S.C.

Julius Caesar at the R.S.C.

Yesterday I chaired a fascinating post-performance discussion with a lovely group of undergraduates from the University of Vermont about Gregory Doran’s new African production of Julius Caesar for The Royal Shakespeare Company. Three of them volunteered to be part of the YearofShakespeare.com project and to record their reactions for the archive… listen to ‘Julius Caesar […]

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