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Speak the Speech | Performance News for the Week of January 5, 2011

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Happy New Year! 2012 is a big year for Shakespeare, and we hope you’ll join us at The Shakespeare Standard as we navigate it all.

Shakespeare and American Football

For those of you who are celebrating American Football bowl season and have always wanted to marry your passion for Shakespeare with your passion for football, check out Nashville Shakespeare’s production of Julius Caesar¬†featuring former Heisman winner, Eddie George, in the title role.




Miscue: Shakespeare Theatre Crosses the Line with an Ethnic Shakespeare?

Before we dive headlong into 2012, we thought we should highlight a big news item from 2011 — a major controversy at Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre involving Latino stereotypes in its ethnically-themed production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Shakespeare Saves

In Milwaukee, a county board approves a new program called “Shakespeare in the Courts,” meant to help rehabilitate youth offenders by staging an abbrieviated Shakespeare play.

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Side notes and tidbits:

Georgia Shakespeare met its end-of-the-year goal in an emergency fundraising drive, allowing it to keep its doors open in 2012.

Ralph Fiennes is making the press circuit for his feature film version of Coriolanus, and championing Shakespeare along the way.

Christina Ricci and Bebe Neuwirth look to an upcoming off-Broadway production of Midsummer.

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