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Year of Shakespeare: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

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.   What did people make of Shakespeare’s role in the ‘Isles of Wonder’ Olympic Opening Ceremony last night? Here are some thoughts from Twitter – you can add your voice to […]

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Henry V

Year of Shakespeare: Henry V on the BBC

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.   Henry V, dir. Thea Sharrock, 21 July 2012 on BBC 2 By Pete Orford Hmm. Henry V was always going to be a bit of a deal breaker here. While […]

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Two Roses

Year of Shakespeare: Two Roses for Richard III

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.   Two Roses for Richard III, Companhia Bufomecânica (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company), dir. Cláudio Baltar and Fabio Ferreira, 23 May 2012 at the Roundhouse Theatre, London By Sonia Massai, […]

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare 2012

Wish Shakespeare Happy Birthday!

We’re getting ready to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday. Last year 99 bloggers were involved in this project by writing posts or recording videos on how Shakespeare has impacted their life or by recalling a special Shakespeare memory. How has Shakespeare made a difference to your life? What memories do your earliest encounters with Shakespeare evoke? We […]

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Gossip Quickly

Mistress Quickly (or ‘Quick-lay’ as her name might imply) is one of Shakespeare’s most vibrant comic energies and appears in four plays. When treated well in performance, Mistress Quickly’s stage presence can conjure up a whole world of past sentiment and longing which can suddenly change into something much more tough-edged and brave. She makes […]

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