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Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn takes on Hamlet | BBC News →

"Gillian Flynn, author of the bestseller Gone Girl, is to write a new twist on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.”

Haven’t read Gone Girl so I’m not sure if this is good or bad news. However, I am excited about Jeanette Winterson’s take on The Winter’s Tale, which is part of the same project.

— 2 months ago with 14 notes
#news  #hamlet  #adaptation 
Henry IV - Donmar Warehouse →



Henry IV

By William Shakespeare

03 October 2014 - 29 November 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of JULIUS CAESAR at the Donmar placed the play in a women’s prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of ‘who owns Shakespeare?’ In the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one girl speak in public for the first time. It couldn’t end there.

HENRY IV marks the return of Phyllida Lloyd, the reunion of the director with Harriet Walter and the second instalment in what will be a trilogy of works at the Donmar from these major artists.

What makes a king? What makes a father? Shakespeare’s monumental history play travels to the heart of family, duty and country.

This production is generously supported by Miranda Curtis.
Education and Outreach generously supported by Kathleen J Yoh.


Next, Phyllida Lloyd returns to the Donmar to direct an all-female HENRY IV as the second in a trilogy of productions

— 2 months ago with 59 notes
#Henry IV part 1  #henry iv part 2  #reblog  #donmar warehouse  #harriet walter  #all-female  #stage  #performance  #news 
Shakespeare's Globe | Duchess of Malfi on BBC4 →

"On Sunday 25 May The Duchess of Malfi will be broadcast on BBC4 at 8pm. There will be an introduction to the film presented by Andrew Marr.
This is the first time a fully candlelit theatre performance will be broadcast on television and the first time Malfi has been broadcast since the 1970s. Don’t miss it!”

— 2 months ago with 38 notes
#globe theatre  #bbc  #news  #television  #the globe  #sam wanamaker playhouse 
Shakespeare collection going fully digital →


The world’s largest collection of original Shakespearean books and manuscripts is expanding its online offerings.

Next month, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC will release a series of apps that will broaden access to thousands of original books and manuscripts from Shakespearean England.

The BBC visited the collection to see how the historic treasures will soon just be a click away for students and researchers from around the world.


(Source: cartulary)

— 3 months ago with 377 notes
#resource  #Folger Shakespeare Library  #app  #reblog  #news  #video 
Shakespeare's Globe on Screen - UK Dates, International Dates TBA →

The Tempest is the first to screen on 28 May, followed by Macbeth on 25 June. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be screened from 15 July. See for details of screenings.

— 3 months ago with 20 notes
#globe on screen  #globe theatre  #the globe  #news  #macbeth  #A Midsummer Night's Dream  #The Tempest  #performance  #film 
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.



— 3 months ago with 92 notes
#hamlet  #maxine peake  #stage  #news  #performance 
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.

— 3 months ago
#shakespeare  #authorship  #news