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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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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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Behind Barbed Wire, Shakespeare Inspires a Cast of Young Syrians | →

What an interesting and moving story. Imho, an apt choice of play: King Lear is about connection to land, and is performed here by people who have been displaced from their land and home.

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Shakespeare's fingerprints found on three Elizabethan plays | The Guardian →

I have taught The Spanish Tragedy before and often compare Shakespeare’s early plays (especially Titus Andronicus) with it. Will definitely have to read the other two now: Mucedorus and Arden of Faversham.

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BBC unveils appointments for Nicholas Hytner and Vicky Featherstone in arts push | The Stage →

…celebrating the opening of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which will include a two-hour documentary looking at Jacobean theatre, and BBC4 broadcasting the playhouse’s opening production, The Duchess of Malfi, starring Gemma Arterton…

…Meanwhile, the BBC has also announced the Shakespeare Project for 2016, which will include further filmed adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays from the team behind The Hollow Crown for BBC2.



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AT LAAAAAAST *thunder*

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS OH GLORY AND TRUMPETS(Good thing I decided to check my phone one last time before falling asleep!)



AT LAAAAAAST *thunder*


(Good thing I decided to check my phone one last time before falling asleep!)

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The Sonnets by William Shakespeare on the App Store on iTunes - Discount For Shakespeare Week →

To Celebrate Shakespeare Week there’s a 70% discount on The Sonnets App.


The Sonnets presents William Shakespeare’s immortal collection of love poems in an interactive digital edition that allows you to explore, appreciate and understand this great work of literature as never before. All 154 sonnets are performed to camera by a star-studded cast including Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men, Royal Shakespeare Company), David Tennant (Dr Who, Hamlet), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), Fiona Shaw (The Waste Land, Harry Potter), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit) and Dominic West (The Wire). These performances – all specially filmed for the app – are synchronised to the text, which highlights line by line as each sonnet is spoken.

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