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Back to School with Shakespeare

                  While attending the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Elementary Educators Conference this summer, I had the supreme pleasure of meeting two fantastic authors,  who have supplied those of us who dare to teach Shakespeare with two inspiring, new resources for the classroom.  Acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig recently published […]

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Ian Richardson as Bertram

The Plays We Overlook: All’s Well That Ends Well

Of the three “problem plays,” Troilus and Cressida and Measure for Measure, with their dark cynicism about sex and politics, seem finally to be coming into their own in our darkly cynical time. Not so All’s Well That Ends Well. All’s Well has been called the comic version of Coriolanus; if nothing else, these are […]

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The Plays We Overlook: Timon of Athens

If I were to ask you about Timon of Athens you would probably say one or more of three things: (1) It’s generally believed to be a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton; (2) It’s quoted by Karl Marx; (3) Unlike Karl Marx, you have never read it or seen it performed. If (3) is […]

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RSC's recent collaboration on a modern version of Troilus and Cressida

How did they (Create two locations) in Troilus and Cressida

  In Troilus and Cressida we are taken to the Trojan wars and into the Greek and Trojan camps respectively. This play was written in about 1602 (soon after Hamlet) and was entered on the stationers’ register in early 1603. Some people think it was never performed during Shakespeare’s life time as a later edition […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida (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.   Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte for the Wooster Group (New York, USA) and Mark Ravenhill for the RSC (Stratford-on-Avon, UK) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon and the Riverside Studios, London. By Paul […]

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Forests

Year of Shakespeare: Forests

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.   Forests, dir. Calixto Bieito,  with dramaturgy from Marc Rosich,  with the Birmingham Rep, Barcelona Internacional Teatre, and the RSC, 31 August 2012 at the Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham By Kate McLuskie, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham […]

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Troilus And Cressida

Is Troilus And Cressida as bad as everyone says?

If some of the reviews are to believed, and if the number of walk-outs is an indication, the RSC/Wooster Group’s collaboration on Troilus And Cressida is pretty bad. In his two star review in The Guardian Michael Billington called it a ‘bizarrely disjointed spectacle [which] does nothing to enhance our understanding of the play’, Heather […]

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Nuclear Explosion

Explosive Shakespeare!

Continuing our season of blogs about International Shakespeares, here is a fascinating piece from 1623 theatre company about a project based on Troilus and Cressida. A new production of Shakespeare’s bitter and difficult play opens in Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of this week. But I’d never thought about it as nuclear in its impact before, […]

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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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