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Maxine Peake to play Hamlet at Royal Exchange →

Acclaimed theatre and television actress Maxine Peake will star in a radical re-imagining of Hamlet in autumn 2014.



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Twitter / erik_kwakkel: Re that Shakespeare dictionary, ... →

Following up on my previous post - as I suspected - the dictionary did not belong to Shakespeare. Close but no cigar.

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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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