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Shakespeare Loves Paris in the Springtime

In an anniversary spring which marks 450 years of Shakespeare’s birth, there’s always the possibility of Paris… The following is from Yan Brailowsky who teaches at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris X): ‘The Société Française Shakespeare is preparing to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with an international conference, “Shakespeare […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

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.   Much Ado about Nothing, Compagnie Hypermobile, dir. Clément Poirée, 1 June 2012 at The Globe, London By Paul Edmondson, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust I heard a striking statistic as I was leaving the […]

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Shakespeare’s ‘Shipwreck Trilogy’?

“What country, friends, is this?” What are some of the artistic and cultural choices behind trying to design a ‘trilogy’ – however loosely unified – out of plays from different parts of Shakespeare’s career? The Royal Shakespeare Company are presenting The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, or what you will, and The Tempest as ‘Shakespeare’s […]

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“All the world’s a stage” (no.8 in series)

In the run-up to The Ninth World Shakespeare Congress in Prague I posted a selection of blogs from grant winners looking forward to that event. Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting a selection of blogs from some  more of those grant winners, giving a taste of the papers they presented at […]

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Dreams of Shakespeare in Rodez

A colleague and I recently drove from Montpellier across the sheep-dotted Larzac plateau and over the Millau Viaduct (allegedly the world’s highest road-bridge) to Rodez. We had been invited to talk about A Midsummer Night’s Dream to pupils at the city’s Lycée Ferdinand Foch , which was founded two years, almost day for day, before […]

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