Year: 2012

Blue Flame Collective Presents “Writing Women”

  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 century that women could perform for the public. Our very own Lauren MacKinlay, member of Toronto’s Blue Flame Collective film production community, is putting the spotlight on women in another way – through …

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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? Who speaks the line? What significant event inspires the thought?  

Shakespeare in Art – Fuseli’s Lear

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 to Italy where he was inspired by Classical art (“perfect” proportions and lots of draped garments), Renaissance art (Michelangelo and the revival of those Classical ideals), and Mannerist art (long necks, contorted forms, and more …

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