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First look at Benedict Cumberbatch, as Richard III in BBC’s “The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses.”

First look at Benedict Cumberbatch, as Richard III in BBC’s “The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses.”

(Source: twitter.com)

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#Richard III  #photo  #television  #bbc  #benedict cumberbatch 
Thy name is woman: female Hamlets from Sarah Bernhardt to Maxine Peake - in pictures | The Guardian →

Ophelia and Gertrude are the chief female characters in Hamlet but many actresses have taken on the lead role itself including Asta Nielsen and Frances de la Tour.

— 23 hours ago with 6 notes
#hamlet  #photo  #stage  #news 
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)

— 1 week ago with 26 notes
#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?

— 2 weeks ago with 16 notes
#news  #reviews  #maxine peake  #hamlet  #stage  #performance 

sangfroidwoolf:

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

— 2 weeks ago with 1161 notes
#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!

— 2 weeks ago with 49 notes
#resource  #pedagogy  #shakespeare 

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

(Source: youtube.com)

— 2 weeks ago with 65 notes
#video  #trailer  #a midsummer night's dream  #julie taymor  #stage  #performance