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Maya Angelou by strawberrylady.com

Why Shakespeare?

“Shakespeare is a black woman.”   I came across these words written by Maya Angelou in Peter Erikson’s Rewriting Shakespeare Rewriting Ourselves and it plinged the spot in my brain that constantly whispers the question, “Why Shakespeare?”  Why is this claim made by a black woman? Why does a representative of the Reagan administration then […]

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Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker as Benedick and Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

For film-goers, cult TV fans and Shakespeare lovers, the big movie premiere next month will be Joss Whedon’s black and white, shot in a fortnight, self-financed film of Much Ado About Nothing at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. Whedon launched his career as a scriptwriter with the 1992 film, Buffy The Vampire Slayer […]

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The covered Gower Memorial

Covering Shakespeare Up!

Today (25 October) is St Crispin’s Day, a day when we should recall the Battle of Agincourt and Henry V’s stirring speech to his outnumbered troop. Instead, here in Stratford-upon-Avon, it’s more of a case of ‘Hung be the heavens with black!’ (Henry VI Part 1, 1.1.1) As box offices await the arrival of the […]

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Klingon Hamlet

Let us start with a dinner party set almost exactly 300 Years in the future. You are about to find yourselves on board the star ship Enterprise at a diplomatic function of the most uncomfortable kind. The Federation represented by Captain Kirk and his crew are hosting an evening with their old enemies the Klingons […]

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