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King John in Print and Performance

By Andrew Brown, Yale University. Blog Post 1: King John in Print and Performance Andrew Brown is a Ph.D. student at Yale and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The award meant he could work in the archives and libraries […]

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Richard III

‘Mine eye hath well examined his parts’: We’ve found Richard III

The remains of Richard III have now been formally identified after months of speculation, research and extensive examination by archaeologists, genealogists and historians at the University of Leicester. The burial date of the remains, their age, spinal curvature,  slender build of the skeleton, nature of the injuries and, of course, their location in the Greyfriars […]

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The young Arthur who leaps to his death from the castle walls.

How did they (kill a boy) in King John

The text of King John calls for the young Arthur, attempting to escape imprisonment, to jump from the battlements to the stones below ending his short life. In today’s theatre this scene can be almost too real with the lights lowered at the crucial moment so we don’t quite see, but know all too well, […]

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Audience

Year of Shakespeare: Talking to the Audience

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.   Talking to the Audience By Bethany Prottey For an English undergraduate, my earliest experiences of Shakespeare were surprisingly uninspired. At the age of fourteen I was just one bored teenager […]

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Royal Shakespeare Company production ofKING JOHNby William Shakespearedirected by Maria Aberg

King John: A play for all time?

Having had a period of reflection after seeing Maria Aberg’s King John at the Swan Theatre, it occurs to me how its forceful message about a-nationalism is not so very distant from the two, arguably, greatest Victorian productions of the play by William Charles Macready (1840s-1850s) and Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1899). Thinking, as I have […]

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Shakespeare's Globe

Voices, Echoes, Messages in a Shakespearian Bottle

YearofShakespeare.com is about putting reactions to The World Shakespeare Festival into a bottle. The project is covering all seventy productions which together form the biggest festival of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. A Folio of Shakespeare scholars are dispatching reviews of all the shows as the Festival unfolds. These serve as position pieces around […]

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King John

Year of Shakespeare: King John at the Globe

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.   King John, Gabriel Sundukyan, National  Academic Theatre (Armenia),  dir. Tigran Gasparyan, May 16 2012 at The Globe, London By Michael Dobson, Shakespeare Institute To start with a confession: I did not arrange […]

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King John

Year of Shakespeare: King John 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.   King John, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. by Maria Aberg, 14 May 2012 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Will Sharpe The stage is set. The stage is carpeted. The carpet is […]

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Sonnet Sunday

Year of Shakespeare: Sonnet Sunday

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.   Sonnet Sunday, 22 April 2012 at The Globe, London By Rob Hand As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare’s Globe is devoting the first six-and-a-half weeks of its […]

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