Welcome back! It’s been busy over here in Shakespeareland as many festivals and companies are gearing up for their 2014 seasons. Between festivals producing the canon and independents reimagining the bard, there is much to report, so here we go!!
We in the Shakespeare community always suspected this, so when Trevor Nunn announced that Shakespeare is far more relevant than the bible, we perked up our ears. Check out the whole story.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival continues their 2014 season with Water by the Spoonful. “It’s a beautifully crafted and poetic and rich and deep play about isolation and people trying to connect.” Visiting Ashland? Check this out.
Why did Shakespeare write songs into his plays? Because he’s a genius. This beautiful song is from The Winter’s Tale.
Tempest Replica, a mime translatation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, starts well – a moving storm scene, lithe dance-like movements, white costumes and environment that allow for imagination. But then things get slow. The translation succeeds on a few levels. See for yourself if you are in the area.
Join in the celebration! On April 23, 2014, Shakespeare will have his 450th birthday. Pioneer Press is sponsoring the Shakespeare 450th Birthday 45-second Film Festival.
Well, I don’t think this is what the Bard had in mind when he penned his words…but who am I to judge. Someone upset you? Text them the entire play of Hamlet…one chunk at a time.
What’s better with beer than Shakespeare? Join the ShakesBeer Pub Crawl in New Your on April 12.
Seattle Shakespeare announces their 2014-2015 season. Gracing the stage this season will be Two Gentlemen of Verona, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Waiting For Godot.
Have questions about Shakespeare? Live in Philadelphia? Stop in to The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s lecture series on Wednesday nights.
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