Monthly Archives: May 2014

Shakespeare ‘a cultural icon’ abroad

William Shakespeare is the UK’s greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth. Five thousand young adults in India, Brazil, Germany, China and the USA were asked to … Continue reading

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How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now

From BBC Culture – http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140527-say-what-shakespeares-words27 May 2014 How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now Hephzibah Anderson Even if you’ve never seen a Shakespeare play, you’ll have used one of his words or phrases. Hephzibah Anderson explains his genius – and … Continue reading

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Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

“What else is new in the land of Splats? What else can we learn about Shakespeare? How can we contextualise our teaching of Shakespeare?” I hear you ask… It’s all go in Castle Splats and you can now book a … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name…

Ever wondered how Shakespeare’s words would have sounded in the accent of the time? I was once told that it would have sounded more like American english, so I was certainly curious when I saw this video. A clever professor … Continue reading

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But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?

It is the actual sun! springtime is here, the perfect time to book your Midsummer nights dream day. I am feeling full of the bard at the moment as I have been to see Henry IV part 1 at the … Continue reading

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