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Two Gents

Year of Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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 Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two Gents Productions, dir. by Arne Pohlmeier, 9 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Penelope Woods, Queen Mary University of London / The Globe With a […]

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Shakespeare in Limerick

I owe a lot to Shakespeare – like everyone else – particularly my English teacher, Eoin O’Moore… Without Shakespeare I’d never have met “Mr O’Moore” in a Jesuit school Crescent College Limerick, Ireland. Without Shakespeare, my English teacher would have had to resort to all sort of lesser mortals – & god knows what I’d […]

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The First Great Shakespearian Actor

So, if Shakespeare himself wasn’t the first great Shakespeare actor (see my earlier blog), who was? The answer must be Richard Burbage. We know all too little about the actors of Shakespeare’s company, but Burbage was among the founder members of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and stayed with the company through its transition into the […]

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