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Henry IV Parts I and II review Antony Sher's magnificent, magnetic Falstaff

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Straford-upon-Avon
These plays embrace the whole range of human experience and the RSC's production is rich in psychological insight

What are your favourite versions of Henry IV Parts I and II?

Shakespeare's two greatest plays have always been a defining experience for RSC directors. Gregory Doran now puts his decisive seal on the company by offering a production...

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The best of Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrations

As the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth approaches, we take a look at events and celebrations going on in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, and beyond

A proper birthday bash if there ever was one, the Family Fun Day at the Globe will include a bouncy castle, face painting, pass the parcel and, of course, cake. Keeping to the Shakespearean theme, there will be games such as...

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“The sweet of the year”: spring in Shakespeare’s Stratford

Shakespeare is famous for his knowledge of plants of all kinds, but especially flowers, and he particularly loved springtime. It’s one of the reasons why spring flowers are brought to lay on his grave in Holy Trinity Church on his birthday on … Continue reading
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Episode 384. Arts and Ambassadors

Ambassador Chris Stevens would’ve turned fifty-four this Friday so to celebrate, Austin Tichenor talks about how the performing arts helped make his old friend the man he was. Featuring unique theatrical lessons, Rap Othello excerpts, the value of singing different … Continue reading
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A Stick-Figure King Lear: Act 2, Scene 1

King Lear
Dramatis Personae | 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5
2.1

THE STORY SO FAR: In a fit of righteous indignation and massive overreaction, King Lear has stormed out of his daughter Goneril's castle and is on his way to meet his other daughter, Regan. Meanwhile, Edmund, the bastard son of the Earl of Gloucester, is carrying out Phase 2 of his diabolical plan to discredit his older, legitimate...

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Cecilia Bartoli Returns to Paris in Rossini’s ‘Otello’

The coloratura mezzo-soprano's strengths as a singing actress are especially vivid in the role of Desdemona.
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Female Orlando

I work mainly in youth theatre and often...

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Best Shakespeare productions: The Merry Wives of Windsor

From Ben Kingsley's Ford to Bill Alexander's 50s-era staging, Shakespeare's only purely English comedy perfectly captures middle-class mores. Let us know the best versions you've seen

I've always had a soft spot for this play. Long patronised by academics, it's Shakespeare's only purely English comedy, pins down middle-class mores to perfection and almost always works in the theatre. It also...

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Cardiff’s Troutmark Books is now online

Excited to find Cardiff’s most exciting bookshop online at http://www.troutmark-books.co.uk/ For an eclectic mix of second hand books, first editions, comics, annuals, magazines and all manner of other reading materials, then visit Troutmark Books. The capital city’s Number One second hand bookshop can be found at 39-43 Castle Arcade, Cardiff. Our colourful variety of books […]
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Twitter 5000

Hi Everyone!

As you all know, Shakespeare Day is coming. My favorite holiday!  I spent the day tweeting and blogging, and try to have as many special events planned as I can.

I've noticed that I've got 4943 followers on Twitter, which is awfully close to that nice round 5000 number. If you've enjoyed the Shakespeare Geek blog over the years and you're not yet a follower on Twitter, is there...
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