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I bring you news from the Shakesphere.
“Everything I do is in some way linked back to Shakespeare–
Ben Kingsley, Royal Shakespeare Center alum and screen legend, sat down to discuss his latest role, the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 with Rolling Stone Magazine. The man who played Gandhi, Issac Stern and Don Logan discusses his methods for constructing a character and how it all comes back to Shakespeare. Rolling Stone’s Katie Van Syckle has the story.
What’s the matter you dissentious rogues?
The Edinburgh Festival will have a special visitor. The Bejing People’s Art Theater is bringing Coriolanus to that storied venue. The story of the outcast general is a labor of love for director Lin Zhaohua. The People’s Daily Online has the story.
This Day in Early Modern History–
On this day in 1527, Spanish and German troops under the command of Charles the Fifth, Holy Roman Emperor, sacked Rome. One hundred and forty seven Swiss Guards were killed while covering the escape of Pope Clement the Seventh to the Castel Sant’Angelo.
On this day in 1536, King Henry the Eighth of England ordered English vulgate Bibles to be placed in English churches.
This Week in Early Modern Theatre–
On this day in 1592, a production of fryer bacon brought in fourteen shillings. Philip Henslowe also reports that he produced the following plays this week: brandymer, harey the vi, tittus & vespacia, two performances of Jeronymo, 2 pte of tambercam, the Jew of mallta. The second performance of Jeronymo this week made a substantial sum, three pounds and four shillings.