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The Secret Life of Books - Shakespeare's First Folio →

UK viewers - catch Simon Russell Beale exploring the history of Shakespeare’s First Folio in “The Secret Life of Books” on BBC iPlayer until 7 Oct.

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#documentary  #simon russell beale  #first folio  #shakespeare  #video  #bbc 
fiftysevenacademics:

Richard II Blu-Ray Sonnet Contest
↳ You see this Blu-Ray disc of Richard II? Well, it turns out my DVD drive can’t play them, after all. So, you know what that means. That’s right, I’m going to give it away to some lucky blogger. But you’ll have to earn it first. How, you ask? 
Write a sonnet. Or two. Or fifteen. As many as you want. You can find sonnet writing rules and tips here, here and here. 
Submit it to my blog here by October 2, 2014.
OR post it on your own blog by Oct. 2 and be sure to tag fiftysevenacademics in the body of the post and in the tags so I will see it. If you don’t tag me I can’t promise I’ll see it. I will not consider anything posted after Oct. 2, 2014.
I will give the Blu-Ray disc to the sonnet that I think is best. Which basically means, the one that pleases me the most. 
Winner must have an open ask box so I can contact you.
Winner must be willing to share a postal address with me so I can send you the disc.
No anonymous submissions.
All work must be your own, original work. I’ll be checking to make sure potential winners haven’t stolen a poem published by someone else.
Never written a sonnet before? Don’t despair! It’s not that hard. I’m not that good at it, myself, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. So give it a try! 

fiftysevenacademics:

Richard II Blu-Ray Sonnet Contest

↳ You see this Blu-Ray disc of Richard II? Well, it turns out my DVD drive can’t play them, after all. So, you know what that means. That’s right, I’m going to give it away to some lucky blogger. But you’ll have to earn it first. How, you ask? 

  • Write a sonnet. Or two. Or fifteen. As many as you want. You can find sonnet writing rules and tips herehere and here
  • Submit it to my blog here by October 2, 2014.
  • OR post it on your own blog by Oct. 2 and be sure to tag fiftysevenacademics in the body of the post and in the tags so I will see it. If you don’t tag me I can’t promise I’ll see it. I will not consider anything posted after Oct. 2, 2014.
  • I will give the Blu-Ray disc to the sonnet that I think is best. Which basically means, the one that pleases me the most. 
  • Winner must have an open ask box so I can contact you.
  • Winner must be willing to share a postal address with me so I can send you the disc.
  • No anonymous submissions.
  • All work must be your own, original work. I’ll be checking to make sure potential winners haven’t stolen a poem published by someone else.

Never written a sonnet before? Don’t despair! It’s not that hard. I’m not that good at it, myself, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. So give it a try! 

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#richard ii  #sonnet  #competition  #reblog  #David Tennant 

Bell Shakespeare, The Dream (dir. Peter Evans). Photos by Lisa Tomasetti

(Source: facebook.com)

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#bell shakespeare  #stage  #photos  #australia  #A Midsummer Night's Dream  #performance 
Maxine Peake in Hamlet: Critics deliver their verdicts | BBC News →

A nice round up of the major reviews of Maxine Peake’s performance as Hamlet. I wonder if they’ve filmed this performance?

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#news  #reviews  #maxine peake  #hamlet  #stage  #performance 

sangfroidwoolf:

Maxine Peake in a gender-swap production of Hamlet, staged at the Manchester Royal Exchange, 2014.

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#photo  #reblog  #hamlet  #stage  #performance  #maxine peake 

Maxine Peake as Hamlet at the Royal Exchange Theatre (2014) #5

Maxine Peake as Hamlet at the Royal Exchange Theatre (2014) #5

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#hamlet  #reblog  #photo  #maxine peake  #stage  #performance 
Shakespeare and his World — The University of Warwick — FutureLearn →

Free online course, exploring Shakespeare and his World with Prof Jonathan Bate from the University of Warwick starts on 29 September so sign up now!

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#resource  #pedagogy  #shakespeare 

Trailer for Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which screened at the TIFF.

(Source: youtube.com)

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#video  #trailer  #a midsummer night's dream  #julie taymor  #stage  #performance 
Shakespeare Magazine - Issues 1-4 Free Online

The fourth issue of Shakespeare Magazine is now available to read online:

http://issuu.com/shakespearemagazine/docs/shakespeare_magazine_04

Highlights include Shakespeare’s London (with guest appearances from Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Shakespeare in Love), Shakespeare in the mountains of California, New York’s Shakespeare rapper and a plethora of Shakespeare Disasters.

Shakespeare Magazine is a completely free online magazine. You don’t have to ‘Follow’ or sign up - just click or swipe to start turning the pages.

Website: http://www.shakespearemagazine.com

Previous issues:

http://issuu.com/shakespearemagazine/docs/shakespeare_magazine_01

http://issuu.com/shakespearemagazine/docs/shakespeare_magazine_02

http://issuu.com/shakespearemagazine/docs/shakespeare_magazine_03

Twitter: @UKShakespeare

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#shakespeare  #resource  #publication 
Season 2015 | Bell Shakespeare →

Bell Shakespeare’s 2015 season has been announced: As You Like It, Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet (with Sydney Symphony Orchestra). Looking forward to seeing Hamlet when it makes its way to WA.

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#hamlet  #As you Like It  #romeo and juliet  #The Tempest  #bell shakespeare  #australia  #news  #stage  #performance