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Elvis with memories of Shakespeare

Elvis and Shakespeare

‘Romeo loved Juliet Juliet she felt the same When he put his arms around her He said ‘Julie, baby, you’re my flame Thou giv-est fever when we kisseth Fever with the flaming youth Fever I’m afire Fever yea I burn for sooth’ Elvis Presley would have sung these lyrics about Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers hundreds of […]

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West Side Story Somewhere

Year of Shakespeare: West Side Story

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.   West Side Story, choreographed and directed by Will Tuckett, 4 July 2012 at the Sage, Gateshead By Monika Smialkowska, University of Northumbria Like most of us, I first encountered […]

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