Greetings and Salutations- Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My Irish heart beats green blood, and not because I am Vulcan. They say everyone is Irish on March 17th, so, with no power vested in me, I declare you all Irish. First Link Irishness in Shakespeare? Yes, I’ve already written about this. Take a look at my […]
While Krystal is away Steven gives us some sad news and some great news for a well known theatre company, this week in Voices.
Greetings and Salutations! Yesterday the world of performing arts lost a giant- Peter O’Toole (1932-2013) You probably know him as Lawrence of Arabia from the 1962 film of the same name, or perhaps you know him as the one saving grace of Wolfgang Peterson’s Troy, there is even a likelihood that you know him as […]
This week in Shakespirit, Steven discusses Shakespeare's living legacy, and the loss of an important figure in many of the TSS Editors' lives.
“Hung Be the Heavens with Black, yield day to night” It is with a heavy heart that we at The Shakespeare Standard relay the announcement of the passing of Frank Southerington, D. Phil. Dr. Southerington was the first Director of the Master of Letters / Master of Fine Arts Program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature […]
A very busy Tuesday, full of special programs, student works, company projects, and free performances.
Up this week: ASC does a character battle bracket, Shakespeare in politics, a bad review of Hamlet, the death of a Folio smuggler, and some folly over the Ides of March, of course. :)
Welsh actor, Philip Madoc, who formerly tread the boards for the RSC, and worked on several British TV series died Monday at the age of 77. For the full obituary, please click here.
Christmas traditions may conjure up film oldies such as It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and Miracle on 34th Street or slightly more recent films such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf or The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I am starting a new Christmas tradition with the Bard. After the presents are unwrapped, I’ll […]
This is part of a weekly series here at TSS: Early Modern and Open Access regularly showcases peer reviewed articles (or other resources) of interest to early modernists that are freely available in open access formats. Citation and Link: Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney, “Callie Kimball’s The Rape of Lucrece (2007): A Woman’s Creative Response to Shakespeare’s Poem,” Borrowers […]
This week on foolery features Lady Gaga, Top Trumps, Sons of Anarchy, Twitter in iambic pentameter, a fresh approach to Macbeth and Shakespeare’s 12 days of Christmas. Sons of Anarchy and Hamlet No doubt the question we’ve all been asking ourselves lately is what was the quote at the end of the season finale […]
This is part of an ongoing series of regional Shakespeare coverage. It’s Lauren here this week with the latest in Shakespeare news from Toronto. I had the opportunity of seeing both productions (Macbeth by A Sterling Theatre Company, and A Christmas Carol from Humber River Shakespeare Company) which I introduced in my last posting – and I’d like […]
Welcome to Will and Testament. This is the first of a new and occasional column about things Shakespeare, theatre in practice, and beyond. I’m throwing a bomb at something. And I’m definitely in the blast zone. My institution, particularly in the area of arts marketing, has a butts-in-seats problem. Everyone looks around at each other […]
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