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10 Shakespeare Quotes For New Year’s Eve

For when you skip the New Year’s Eve party to read and drink wine and then fall asleep at 10 p.m. because you don’t actually want to talk to anyone: Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used. – Othello For when your roommate’s lonely brother (or sister) comes to the […]

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REBLOG: British Council – #ShakespeareNoFilter

Reblogged from: Scarlet’s Web (BookLikes) www.shakespearelives.org/explore/shakespearenofilter As part of our Shakespeare Lives programme, we are retelling three of the Bard’s most iconic plays through the lens of Instagram! Set throughout Europe, these modern adaptions will inspire and intrigue. This is where you can catch up with the stories so far, and on Instagram you can […]

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9 Things You Absolutely Must Do In London If You Love Books And Literary History | Bustle

British Library – check (though it’s been a while & could use a refresher). Bloomsbury – check. Shakespeare’s Globe – check. (Duh.) St. Pancras and George Inn – on the list for next time. English Heritage plaques – check (you’d have to be blind to miss them). Foyle’s / Charing Cross / indie bookstores – […]

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Thou Gorbellied, Clapper-Clawed Moldwarp!

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REBLOG: Here’s What Shakespeare’s Plays Sounded Like With Their Original English Accent

This is beyond awesome. Reblogged from: Libromancer’s Apprentice (BookLikes)   twentytwowords.com/performing-shakespeares-plays-with-their-original-english-accent   Hey, Troy – this strikes me as something you’d be interested in. I’m loving the jokes that they’re discovering b/c of this.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1450932/here-s-what-shakespeare-s-plays-sounded-like-with-their-original-english-accent

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

A Dainty Dish Ever since his Oscar-nominated Henry V adaptation, Kenneth Branagh has come up with a simple, effective recipe: Blend 3 parts English actors well-versed in all things “Bard” with 1 or 2 parts Hollywood, sprinkle the mixture liberally over one of Shakespeare‘s plays, lift the material out of its original temporal and local […]

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare (BBC)

The Gold Standard In 1978, the BBC ambitiously set out to produce all of Shakespeare‘s 37 plays for television. (Alright – so it’s 38 … so they didn’t include The Two Noble Kinsmen, which is cribbed from Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale anyway. But who’s counting beans?) With casts featuring the better part of British acting nobility, […]

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RICHARD III (Ian McKellen)

Villany Unveiled A gala ball: The York family celebrate their reascent to power; the Wars of the Roses (named for the feuding houses’ heraldic badges: Lancaster’s red and York’s white rose) are almost over. Actually, the year is 1471, but for present purposes, we’re in the 1930s. A singer (Stacey Kent) delivers a swinging “Come […]

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William Shakespeare: The Sonnets

Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage … Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit, To thee I send this written embassage, To witness duty, not to show my wit. (Sonnet No. 26) How to do justice to the legacy of literary history’s greatest mind – moreover in such a limited review? Forget Goethe’s […]

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William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (Folger Library Edition)

To thine own self be true … William Shakespeare‘s Hamlet is arguably the most famous play ever written in the English language; it presents the world with questions and characters that have been the subject of thespian and scholarly debate ever since the Prince of Denmark’s first appearance on the stage of London’s Globe Theatre. […]

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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works (gen. eds. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor)

All the World’s A Stage The 1598 loss of their theater’s lease should have been a major blow to the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, one of Elizabethan England’s premier acting troupes, who had gained even more popularity by teaming up with one Will Shakespeare, a Warwickshire glover’s son come to London some six years earlier in […]

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“The HandleBards”: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon, June 14, 2014)

6:25 pm 18 June 2014 “The HandleBards”: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon, June 14, 2014) Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books Shakespeare done differently … but I think he’d approve and be as royally entertained as the rest of us – these guys are a total riot!   The HandleBards: 4 guys touring all of England […]

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Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare!

    Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit, To thee I send this written embassage, To witness duty, not to show my wit. (Sonnet No. 26)     Born (probably): April 23, 1564 Baptized: April 26, 1564 Heraldic Motto: Non sanz droict (= “Not without right”) […]

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Finding Shakespeare / The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: Macbeth in Scots

url 12:38 am 1 December 2013 Finding Shakespeare / The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: Macbeth in Scots Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books … in honour of St. Andrews Day 2013. We’re getting into the Scottish mood this week for St. Andrew’s Day on Saturday 30 November. Inspired by a translation of Macbeth into modern Scots by R.L.C. […]

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