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Orson Welles - Mercury Theater - 1938 recordings (Free Download & Streaming) →

In 1938, Orson Welles was offered a chance to direct his own weekly, hour-long radio series. Welles insisted his Mercury company — including actors and crew — be involved in the radio series. Most episodes dramatized works of classic and contemporary literature. It remains perhaps the most highly regarded radio drama anthology series ever broadcast, most likely due to the creativity of Orson Welles:

# Date Title
1 Jul 11, 1938 Dracula
2 Jul 18, 1938 Treasure Island
3 Jul 25, 1938 A Tale of Two Cities
4 Aug 01, 1938 The Thirty Nine Steps
5 Aug 08, 1938 3 short stories: “I’m a Fool”, “Open Window”, “My Little Boy”
6 Aug 15, 1938 Abraham Lincoln
7 Aug 22, 1938 The Affairs of Anatole
8 Aug 29, 1938 The Count of Monte Cristo
9 Sep 05, 1938 The Man Who Was Thursday
10 Sep 11, 1938 Julius Caesar
11 Sep 18, 1938 Jane Eyre (possibly lost)
12 Sep 25, 1938 Immortal Sherlock Holmes
13 Oct 02, 1938 Oliver Twist (possibly lost)
14 Oct 09, 1938 Hell On Ice
15 Oct 16, 1938 Seventeen
16 Oct 23, 1938 Around the World in Eighty Days
17 Oct 30, 1938 The War of the Worlds
18 Nov 06, 1938 2 stories: Heart of Darkness, Life with Father
19 Nov 13, 1938 Passenger To Bali
20 Nov 20, 1938 The Pickwick Papers
21 Nov 27, 1938 Clarence (possibly lost)
22 Dec 04, 1938 The Bridge of San Luis Rey (possibly lost)
23 Jun 21, 1946 The Hitch-Hiker
24 Jul 12, 1946 The Search for Henry Le Ferre

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#orson welles  #audio  #performance  #radio  #download  #streaming  #Julius Caesar 
Shakespeare Unbound | Bell Shakespeare/ABC Splash →

Shakespeare Unbound is a new Bell Shakespeare initiative presented in partnership with online education portal ABC Splash, and featuring twelve free videos featuring scenes from six of Shakespeare’s most famous plays: Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and The Tempest. These videos are paired with 12 video commentaries from the director James Evans and cast members.

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#bell shakespeare  #video  #performance  #pedagogy  #macbeth  #hamlet  #the tempest  #othello  #julius caesar  #romeo and juliet 
Caesar (2014) →

A little bit late for the Ides of March, but it looks as though there is a film adaptation of Julius Caesar in the works. The cast looks great. A bit of extra trivia, Indira Varma (Calpurnia) is also playing Tamora in the Globe’s 2014 production of Titus Andronicus.

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#film  #news  #julius caesar  #globe theatre  #the globe  #titus andronicus 
Globe 2014 announcement

Drawing together two momentous anniversaries: the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and the centenary of the First World War, our next Globe season, entitled Arms and the Man, will include new productions of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar directed by Dominic Dromgoole, The Comedy of Errors directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a revisiting of Lucy Bailey’s 2006 production of Titus Andronicus.

The season will also bring four new write plays: Doctor Scroggy’s War by Howard Brenton, Holy Warriors by David Eldridge, Simon Armitage’s The Last Days of Troy and Richard Bean’s Pitcairn.

Next year’s touring productions will see the start of the global tour of Hamlet, a revival of this year’s King Lear, a mid-scale reworking of Dominic Dromgoole’s 2013 A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.

As part of our international Globe to Globe programme, Deafinitely Theatre will return to stage A Midsummer Night’s Dream in British Sign Language and Theatre Arpana will present All’s Well That Ends Well in Gujarati. Rakatá will stage Lope de Vega’s classic Punishment Without Revenge in Spanish.

Find out about the season in full on our website.
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I saw the 2006 Titus Andronicus - it was fantastic!

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#news  #the globe  #globe theatre  #stage  #performance  #Titus Andronicus  #Antony and Cleopatra  #Julius Caesar  #comedy of errors  #hamlet  #A Midsummer Night's Dream  #much ado about nothing  #All's Well That Ends Well  #King Lear 

cellardoorstep:

Hamlet is Everyman, a universal, cross-cultural figure. Women identify with him too, but we cannot play him because he is a man. Imagine you are trained and capable of playing Beethoven’s piano concertos but you are forbidden to perform them because you are a woman. - Harriet Walter
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#reblog  #quote  #photo  #stage  #performance  #Julius Caesar  #all-female  #live  #donmar warehouse 
"St. Ann’s Warehouse has announced the full cast of the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female production of Julius Caesar, which will make its American premiere Oct. 3-Nov. 3 as the first production of St. Ann’s 2013-14 season.”

fuckyeahharrietwalter:

Complete Cast Announced for Julius Caesar at St. Ann’s Warehouse

(via thewindysideofcare)

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#news  #donmar warehouse  #all-female  #Julius Caesar  #reblog  #stage  #performance  #live  #new york 
Resources - Donmar Warehouse →
Excellent stuff - sharing this for others who might find this useful.

thesis-ing:

This is absolutely phenomenal, how did I not know that this existed.

A wonderful, behind-the-scenes guide at some of Donmar’s latest work. Info packets for each of their most recent plays.

Shakespeare:
Julius Caesar (all Female)
Richard II (Eddie Redmayne
King Lear (Derek Jacobi)
Twelfth Night (Derek Jacobi, Samantha Spiro)
Hamlet (Jude Law)

Other, older plays are available on request. I wonder if they happen to have any footage…..

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#resource  #donmar warehouse  #behind-the-scenes  #king lear  #Julius Caesar  #richard ii  #hamlet  #Twelfth Night  #stage  #performance  #reblog 
A rap version of Mark Antony’s “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” speech from The Cosby Show.

rosesandsuch:

yessss

Shakespeare Rap (by royalbluecosby)

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#funny  #video  #rap  #hip hop  #television  #youtube  #reblog  #Julius Caesar 
Josie Rourke live Q&A – as it happened | guardian.co.uk →

Josie Rourke, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse answers questions, including some about the recent all-female version of Julius Caesar, and upcoming production of Coriolanus.

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#interview  #donmar warehouse  #Julius Caesar  #Coriolanus