Winterreise

Winterreise flyer

Chance to see our wonderful Richard Robinson is performing Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter’s Journey) on March 12th at St. Michael’s Church, Chester Square in Belgravia.

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Shakespeare and Circus

Shakespeare and circus did go together. Ariel was an aerialist? Great Folger podcast exploring it.

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Was Shakespeare a Woman?

Was Shakespeare a Woman

Here’s an interesting article traveling down the Emilia route. When I directed ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Juliet definitely comes out as the smarter more focused character in the play, makes you think…

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You Foul and Midnight Hags

The Witches in Macbeth

Here is an interesting study aid from the British library looking at witches in Macbeth.
You will have to watch our show to see how we interpret them?

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Have a listen to this Two Gentleman of Verona interesting.
Can you detect early tremors for Romeo and Juliet?

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Join for a day of Circus workshops and Shakespeare plays

Shakespeare for Schools - great coxwell barn

Come and join for a day of Circus workshops and Shakespeare plays specially adapted for one hour family performances.

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Exit Burbage: Shakespeare muse?

Shakespeare for Schools Exit Burbage

This fantastic look at the leading actor who worked with Shakespeare throughout his writing career. Burbage is the first to play Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello Lear et al. He must of been so flexible and it shows me that creating theatre is team art. We will call it The Burbage when it’s built.

Find out more on BBC Radio.

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Who Was Shakespeare?

There is very little evidence left of the life of William Shakespeare. What we do know is that Shakespeare was not upper class, or a university graduate and was from a small provincial town. This has lead certain people to believe that it is impossible that he could have written some of the finest plays, even sentences in the English language.

Well, I think Peter Ackroyd’s biography sorts that one out, making clear connections between the plays and the life and language of Warwickshire.

Shakespeare THE BIOGRAPHY By PETER ACKROYD Shakespeare for Schools

Read more details about the book here

Michael Wood’s ‘In search of Shakespeare’ makes a good read but I think it is out of print; there are plenty of second hand copies flying around the internet or you can watch the BBC series.

Popular Videos – William Shakespeare & Documentary : BBC Michael Wood In Search Of Shakes

Watch on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd_uFCwZutI

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How to Teach Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

BBC Animated Tales Romeo and Juliet.
I love this soft Botticelli style which makes the connections with Tudor theatre being our renaissance art revolution.

Watch the video here.

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Shakespeare Certificate of Performance

If you have completed a Shakespeare in a Suitcase Tale, congratulations on putting on your play.
We hope you had fun and enjoyed the magical story that was told.

Shakespeare Certificate of Performance

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