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Special Discount for Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps →

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps are now available for $2.99 each, through April 27.

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Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston reunited for Antony and Cleopatra | The Stage →
You know what would be even better than this? Performing it on stage and then filming it.

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In celebration of the April 1st Canadian release of The Hollow Crown on DVD, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday year, and to thank all of our wonderful followers for their support and enthusiasm for the series over the past year, we are pleased to announce a DVD Giveaway! NBCUniversal has generously donated three copies of The Hollow Crown The Complete Series in Region 1 format all for you, the fans!

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hollowcrownfans:

In celebration of theIn celebration of the April 1st Canadian release of The Hollow Crown on DVD, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday year, and to thank all of our wonderful followers for their support and enthusiasm for the series over the past year, we are pleased to announce a DVD Giveaway! NBCUniversal has generously donated three copies of The Hollow Crown The Complete Series in Region 2 format all for you, the fans!

Here are the rules:

  • To enter simply reblog this Tumblr post
  • Contest runs from April 1st to April 23rd. Winners will be announced by April 25th.
  • Winners will be chosen at random to receive a free DVD set
  • You do not need to follow us on Tumblr to be eligible. However, “Giveaway blogs” will not be eligible
  • Only reblogs - no Like’s will be counted
  • Limited to 1 reblog per day (each one counts as an entry)
  • We ship anywhere in the world - you should have a Region 2 (UK and Europe) DVD player to view these DVDs
  • Your Ask box must be available so we can contact you

TO LINK TO REGION 1 GIVEAWAY, CLICK HERE:

http://hollowcrownfans.tumblr.com/post/81396397320/in-celebration-of-the-april-1st-canadian-release

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Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Richard III.” Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immersive and captivating interpretation of Richard III.

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Would love to see an analysis of Beatrice and Benedick. Someone make a clever graph for Much Ado! The Oberon/Puck, Viola/Olivia stats don’t surprise me and are probably backed by some fanfic out there in the interwebs.

fuckyeahgreatplays:

FiveThirtyEight was surprised to find, via computer analysis, that Romeo and Juliet speak less to each other than to other characters.

I’m blaming Romeo for this lack of communication. Juliet speaks 155 lines to him, and he speaks only 101 to her. His reticence toward Juliet is particularly inexcusable when you consider that Romeo spends more time talking than anyone else in the play. (He spends only one-sixth of his time in conversation with the supposed love of his life.)
The plays with the most connected lovers seem to be the ones with strong women: “The Taming of the Shrew’s” fiery Katharina, “Macbeth’s” homicidal Lady Macbeth, “The Merchant of Venice’s” brilliant Portia, and “Antony and Cleopatra’s” seductive and defiant Cleopatra. In general, Shakespeare’s female lovers lavish a larger share of their lines on their men than the men do on them. This is true not just of “Romeo and Juliet,” but of “Macbeth,” “The Taming of the Shrew” and all four couples in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The only real exceptions, tellingly, occur in the plays where the women pose as men: “Twelfth Night” and “The Merchant of Venice.” (Antony and Cleopatra spend roughly equal shares of lines on each other.)

The whole article is a fascinating read. There’s even an nifty set of interactive graphs.
Would love to see an analysis of Beatrice and Benedick. Someone make a clever graph for Much Ado! The Oberon/Puck, Viola/Olivia stats don’t surprise me and are probably backed by some fanfic out there in the interwebs.

fuckyeahgreatplays:

FiveThirtyEight was surprised to find, via computer analysis, that Romeo and Juliet speak less to each other than to other characters.

I’m blaming Romeo for this lack of communication. Juliet speaks 155 lines to him, and he speaks only 101 to her. His reticence toward Juliet is particularly inexcusable when you consider that Romeo spends more time talking than anyone else in the play. (He spends only one-sixth of his time in conversation with the supposed love of his life.)

The plays with the most connected lovers seem to be the ones with strong women: “The Taming of the Shrew’s” fiery Katharina, “Macbeth’s” homicidal Lady Macbeth, “The Merchant of Venice’s” brilliant Portia, and “Antony and Cleopatra’s” seductive and defiant Cleopatra. In general, Shakespeare’s female lovers lavish a larger share of their lines on their men than the men do on them. This is true not just of “Romeo and Juliet,” but of “Macbeth,” “The Taming of the Shrew” and all four couples in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The only real exceptions, tellingly, occur in the plays where the women pose as men: “Twelfth Night” and “The Merchant of Venice.” (Antony and Cleopatra spend roughly equal shares of lines on each other.)

The whole article is a fascinating read. There’s even an nifty set of interactive graphs.

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Benedict Cumberbatch shuns Hollywood for Shakespeare's Richard III | The Sydney Morning Herald →

Cumberbatch will star in one of three filmed adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays, Richard III, for the BBC later this year.

The new BBC adaptation of Richard III will be executive produced by Sam Mendes and produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges (Downton Abbey).

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