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Exhibition & Tour / Shakespeare's Globe

<b>Taking a Tour</b><p>Globe Theatre: Tours depart every 30 minutes<p>Our expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing …

Travel

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Special Delivery: Shakespeare Comes to the Masses Via Heavy Metal

This Shakespeare fan discovered how to build cheap and portable versions of the famed Globe Theatre out of industrial shipping containers.

Heavy Metal

Teach Shakespeare

Mark Shenton’s top 10 musicals based on Shakespeare

This week, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead returned to the Old Vic, a month shy of 50 years since it received its London …

Broadway Musical

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces 2017-18 Season

Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, and more Shakespearean classics join the theater's 14th season.

Revenge of the maths mob: Why literature is the ultimate big data challenge

Revenge of the maths mobWhy literature is the ultimate big data challenge<p>In a few decades, statistical analysis of literature has gone from crackpot …

Literature

A Complete AUDIO Dictionary

Shakespeare Pronunciation - The only complete AUDIO pronunciation guide for actors, directors, professors and anyone who studies the plays of …

The Radical Argument of the New Oxford Shakespeare

In 1989, a young professor named Gary Taylor published “Reinventing Shakespeare,” in which he argued that Shakespeare’s unrivalled literary status derives less from the sheer greatness of his plays than from the cultural institutions that have mythologized the Bard, elevating him above equally …

Playwrights

Alas, poor Yorick! The shocking life of theatre's greatest skull

It’s been licked, kissed and caressed. It’s been played by a beige sweater and the real remains of a Hamlet-loving horse thief. As Andrew Scott gets ready to be or not to be, we explore the history of Yorick’s cranium<p>Philosophical puzzle, memento mori, bleak joke on the nature of existence: …

University of Pennsylvania

David Garrick and the cult of bardolatry

<i>[Editor’s Note: A version of this text first appeared in</i> Infinite Variety: Exploring the Folger Shakespeare Library<i>, edited by Esther Ferington,</i> …

Why has Thomas Ostermeier stripped his Richard III of politics?

Shedding his clothes and seducing the audience, Lars Eidinger’s Gloucester is the classic charming narcissist – but why soften the play’s political bite at such a crucial time?<p>I have a high regard for Thomas Ostermeier. As director of the Schaubühne Berlin, he has given us some astonishing …

The Gender’s the Thing: Harriet Walter Plays Shakespeare’s Heroes as Heroines

Back in 2007, Harriet Walter thought she was done with Shakespeare. Over the decades, the British actress had taken on some of his major female characters, including Viola, Lady Macbeth and Beatrice, and she had just completed a successful West End run in “Antony and Cleopatra” opposite Patrick …

Entertainment
Entertainment

Edmonton Othello production crossed line from subversive to regressive

At first, it sounded like a scenario too ludicrous for even a Christopher Guest mockumentary.<p>Walterdale Theatre, an amateur theatre company in Edmonton, was planning to open a production of <i>Othello</i> with a white performer in the title role this week – right smack in the middle of Black History …

William Shakespeare

Love letters in Shakespeare

Orlando (Lorenzo Roberts) writes love poems as Rosalind (Lindsay Alexandra Carter) and Celia (Antoinette Robinson) watch him secretly. Folger …

Poetry

Say It With Shakespeare

Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture Series: Kim F. Hall

Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture: "Othello Was My Grandfather: Shakespeare in the African Diaspora"

This article is about the annual Shakespeare Birthday lecture. For other articles about Shakespeare's Birthday, see Shakespeare's Birthday …

Toil and trouble brew behind IUPUI's Shakespeare Project

Shakespeare scholars worldwide are heralding the arrival of "The New Oxford Shakespeare," but the project is at the center of a battle between the …

Indianapolis

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Canadian Troupe Cancels Othello After Alleged Threats Over Casting

Walterdale Theatre Associates had planned to cast a white woman in the title role.<p>The volunteer-run Walterdale Theatre Association in Edmonton, …

Eugenia Low: 5 tips for performing Shakespeare's verse | Advice

East Asian actor Eugenia Low has just finished playing Ariel in The Tempest at the Cockpit Theatre, having studied under and worked with director …

Poetry

Shakespeare in California

Shakespeare Unlimited: Episode 65<p>When we think of Shakespeare in the American West, Hollywood immediately comes to mind, but this podcast episode …

The Royal Shakespeare Company Paves Way For Virtual Reality Theater

Mark Quartley as Ariel in the RSC’s ‘The Tempest.’ (Photo: Topher McGrillis)<p>Arthur C. Clarke once said: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”<p>If that’s true, then the Royal Shakespeare Company is well on its way to casting actual spells over its audiences.<p>In …

Virtual Reality

America's Shakespeare

FROM ISSUE NUMBER 30 ~ WINTER 2017 GO TO TABLE OF CONTENTS<p>The past year has marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, and in …

Women on Shakespeare: Jade Anouka as Ariel

<b>Since most Shakespearean casts are male-heavy and even male-only, coverage tends to focus on men who create the work. Let's balance that out! This is</b> …

How to Break Up with Someone, According to Shakespeare

Like most people, I initiate all my break-ups by ineloquently barfing out "IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME" and then fleeing the scene. But it sometimes occurs …

Entertainment

NYTW Literary Associate Aaron Malkin sat down with Othello dramaturg Michael Sexton to talk about doing Shakespeare in America and his relationship with director, Sam Gold.

Interview with Dramaturg, Michael Sexton About His Approach to Shakespeare<p><i>Aaron Malkin (AM): You work as both a director and a dramaturg. Clearly</i> …