Year: 2012

Monday Mystery

Hello readers! I thought that we would start the week off with a joke that I came across on the internet today… Said Hamlet to Ophelia, “A pencil sketch I’ll make of thee. The question is Which lead to use, 2B or not 2B?” Hilarious, right? Onward to our Monday Mystery! Here’s a knocking indeed! …

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Shakespeare in Art – Boydell, a Wright Storm Brewing

When the most notable painters in England were foreigners, such as Holbein and Rubens, how could the English rival their continental counterparts?   Twinings tea would not have been enough to alter taste. In the late 1700s, the “Grand Style” was moving up the artistic ladder, prints were proliferating, and England was looking for a national hero …

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SHAKESPEARE GLOBE TO GLOBE

Good morning, dear readers! Seeing as the London Olympics are fast approaching, I thought I would share another important international event that has happened leading up to the games. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YQGSYPATDI] Globe to Globe 2012 is an international festival put on by Shakespeare’s Globe, an international resource for the world to explore his work through …

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