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Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell to leave company at end of 2015 | ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) →

Goodbye, thank you, and good onya, John Bell! You made my day when I got to meet you and have a chat almost two years ago. I was so chuffed you were excited about the article I’d written on “Just Macbeth!”. I have loved Bell Shakespeare productions for as long as I can remember, and know your input and guidance will be sorely missed.

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#john bell  #bell shakespeare  #news 
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.

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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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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 
Sydney Theatre Company’s 2015 season has been announced, and includes King Lear, with Geoffrey Rush as Lear. For more information about the 2015 season, download the brochure.

Sydney Theatre Company’s 2015 season has been announced, and includes King Lear, with Geoffrey Rush as Lear. For more information about the 2015 season, download the brochure.

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#Sydney Theatre Company  #King Lear  #geoffrey rush  #stage  #performance  #photo  #Sydney  #news 
Stars To Study Shakespeare In New TV Show | Contactmusic.com →

Coming soon to TV: Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Hugh Bonneville, David Harewood, Christopher Plummer, and Joseph Fiennes have signed up to study the works of Shakespeare in a new documentary series, My Shakespeare.

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#news  #tv  #shakespeare 
Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8 →

Looks like the universe was listening to me when I wished that this production was going to be filmed.

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#Julie Taymor  #A Midsummer Night's Dream  #stage  #live  #news  #performance 
runecestershire:hollowcrownfans:Introducing the cast of the second series of The Hollow Crown Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Richard III. Sophie Okonedo has been cast as Queen Margaret across all three films. Hugh Bonneville will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Sally Hawkins his wife Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI part 1. Keeley Hawes plays Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI part 2 and Richard III and Tom Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI in parts 1 and 2.Eeeee! This is awesome!

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Introducing the cast of the second series of The Hollow Crown

Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Richard III. Sophie Okonedo has been cast as Queen Margaret across all three films. Hugh Bonneville will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and Sally Hawkins his wife Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI part 1. Keeley Hawes plays Queen Elizabeth in Henry VI part 2 and Richard III and Tom Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI in parts 1 and 2.

Eeeee! This is awesome!

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#richard iii  #henry vi part 1  #henry vi part 2  #reblog  #bbc  #news  #judy dench  #benedict cumberbatch  #television 
BA takes Shakespeare to the sky | Travel Weekly →

"To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary, British Airways are putting on eleven of his best loved plays via inflight audio…"

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#news  #audio  #shakespeare  #performance