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.
Shakespeare and circus did go together. Ariel was an aerialist? Great Folger podcast exploring it.
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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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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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Have a listen to this Two Gentleman of Verona interesting.
Can you detect early tremors for Romeo and Juliet?
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.
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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.
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.
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BBC Animated Tales Romeo and Juliet.
I love this soft Botticelli style which makes the connections with Tudor theatre being our renaissance art revolution.
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