Shakespeare In Culture

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

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

What if Shakespeare…were a TEACHER?

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What would Shakespeare’s classroom have been like? Your biggest disappointment might have been that most of this master of all English’s lessons would not have been...   Read More

Featured Intern: Zhan Zhang

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My name is Zhan Zhang, an Arts Management student from U of T Scarborough Campus. I love all kinds of arts, and I like...   Read More

What if Shakespeare…were a DOCTOR?

“Sit sir. You take things ill which are not so. [1] [You] have that within which passes show, these but the trappings and the suits of...   Read More

Shakespeare in Art – Millais’ “Ophelia”

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Three days into nursery school, John Everett Millais was expelled for biting his teacher’s hands.  Any teacher who suffers a similar assault should consider...   Read More

Shakespeare as seen through opera glasses

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Shakespeare’s works on their own can be daunting for many, as can the opera. Combine the two and you may see people running for...   Read More

“Good night, good night! De-friending is such sweet sorrow / That I shall block your IMs til it be morrow”

In the process of digging up a modern day Romeo and Juliet blog that a friend shared with me awhile back (it was really...   Read More

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...   Read More

A 20th century interlude: Happy Bloomsday!

If you are in the Dublin area, or if you are a fan of James Joyce, you might be taking time today to celebrate...   Read More

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