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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 
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.

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

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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.


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

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#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!”

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#globe theatre  #bbc  #news  #television  #the globe  #sam wanamaker playhouse 
Shakespeare collection going fully digital →

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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.

YAAAAAAAAAAY

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#resource  #Folger Shakespeare Library  #app  #reblog  #news  #video