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MC Lars on King Lear

Rapper MC Lars has launched a new youtube series in which he summarizes classic literary works. This week he addresses William Shakespeare’s 1608 tragedy “King Lear”, engaging with plot, themes and rounding off with raps about blindness and filial ingratitude. Series produced by MC Lars and Bryan Atchison. Beat by SMP Productions (http://smphq.com). Video and […]

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Rape of Lucrece

Year of Shakespeare: The Rape of Lucrece

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 Rape of Lucrece – Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, 22nd September By Fionnuala O’Neill, University of Edinburgh Singer Camille O’Sullivan presumably did not expect her show suddenly to become […]

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Leila and Ben

Year of Shakespeare: Macbeth: Leïla and Ben – A Bloody History

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.   Macbeth: Leïla & Ben – A Bloody History, Artistes Productuers Associés, dir. Lotfi Achour, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 13 July 2012 By Adam Hansen, University of Northumbria Ted […]

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Twelfth Night

Year of Shakespeare: Plays as Music at Globe to 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.   Plays as Music at Globe to Globe By Amy Kenny, University of Sussex When asked how his company rehearsed for their Globe to Globe production of Twelfth Night, Atul Kumar, […]

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‘Henry V’: In search of an ending…

Birmingham University Ph.D. student Val Brodie explains how she benefitted from The Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship: ‘I was thrilled, surprised and delighted to be awarded the Louis Marder Scholarship in 2010. I was just about to start the detailed research at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on the theatre producer Charles Calvert for Chapter Three […]

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Do you hear Shakespeare’s Words and Music?

I am about to leave for Los Angeles to attend a Shakespeare Symposium convened by Professor Jonathan Post at the University of California in Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). The title of the symposium is “Where has all the Verse Gone? Shakespeare’s Poetry on the Page & Stage” (May 13-14) and speakers are among the contributors to […]

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Shakespeare in the Charts

I woke up singing this old song ‘Cherish‘ by Madonna. The chorus of the song, in which Madonna sings about her desire for a long term loving passionate relationship, was running repetitively though my head: “Romeo and Juliet, they never felt this way I bet, so don’t underestimate my point of view.” I started to think […]

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