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Short-list – Cento Poetry Contest

At the end of April I had the great pleasure to act as a judge for a Shakespeare Cento Poetry contest. A ‘cento’ is a poem or piece of literary writing that’s composed of quotations from other works – in Latin it means ‘patchwork’, or something made up of many different pieces, not unlike a […]

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Sir Anthony Quayle as Falstaff in Orson Welles's 'Chimes at Midnight'

Not fat enough for Falstaff?

I wanted so badly for it to be PERFECT – expected it would be after the BBC’s Richard II! – but oh dear, a miss is as good as a mile. Henry IV? YES. Hotspur & Kate? YES. Supporting cast? YES. Falstaff? Um… Hal? Er… Hal was great for the serious stuff (his showdown with […]

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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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Year of Shakespeare: Henry IV – Part 2 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 IV – Part 2, dir. Richard Eyre, 14 July 2012 on BBC 2 By Will Sharpe We begin, again, in the tavern – this production’s spiritual home – […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Henry IV – Part 1, 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 IV – Part 1, dir. Richard Eyre, 7 July 2012 on BBC 2 By Will Sharpe It was perhaps fitting, tuning in to this instalment of the BBC’s Hollow […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Richard II 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.   Richard II, dir. Rupert Goold, 30 June 2012 on BBC 2 By Pete Orford It comes as quite a shock, after the bounty of international Shakespeares this year, to come […]

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