Yearly Archives: 2012

Photo Friday – “What do you read, my lord?”

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Shakespearean Theatre Discovered!

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If you’ve ever been to London, you might have visited the Globe – the well known theatre where many of Shakespeare’s play were performed....   Read More

Blue Flame Collective Presents “Writing Women”

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  During Shakespeare’s time, there were no women in the acting companies and boys played their roles on stage.  It wasn’t until the mid-17th...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Short shrift”

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Welcome to another wonderful Wordy Wednesday! Have you ever heard the phrase “short shrift”? It first appeared in Shakespeare’s Richard III: RATCLIFF: Dispatch, my...   Read More

What if Shakespeare…were an INVESTMENT BANKER?

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(On the brink of the current financial crisis)  There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest, / For I did dream of money-bags to-night...   Read More

Monday Mystery!

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow… You have till tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow to answer these questions: In which play does this line appear?...   Read More

Photo Friday – “Full of vexation…”

Shakespeare in Art – Fuseli’s Lear

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Henry Fuseli – like Joseph Wright of Derby – painted Shakespearean themes for John Boydell’s Shakspeare Gallery (yes, Shakspeare).  Born in Switzerland, working in England, Fuseli travelled...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Star-crossed lovers”

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Most romantic relationships are fraught with compromise and difficulty; in the general, we must intuitively agree with that great sage who sang that “Love...   Read More

Monday Mystery!

Guess if this is from a man or a woman’s monologues in Henry VI? “Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never...   Read More

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