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Shakespeare and Circus

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

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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… Read the full article here

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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? Read the article here

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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? Listen it here

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Join for a day of Circus workshops and Shakespeare plays

Come and join for a day of Circus workshops and Shakespeare plays specially adapted for one hour family performances. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/great-coxwell-barn https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/0c6cb0c8-bdd1-4014-97be-d849d2c269dc/pages/details https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/ee811942-ceae-48b9-9e07-f7bd23d920ad/pages/details

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How teach Shakespeare: Best A Midsummer Night’s Dream Videos for Schools

Shakespeare wrote plays to be listened to and be watched live. He had his audience of up to 2,000 people between one and at most twenty metres away. I don’t think the plays can be truly understood or enjoyed being … Continue reading

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“Make trivial price of serious things we have”

Sometimes I like to allow myself to be distracted by things vaguely related to the work I am supposed to be doing. Often the distraction takes the form of interesting facts about Shakespeare. I find it very satisfying, for example, … Continue reading

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Knock Knock. Who’s There?

Everytime I work with the words of Shakespeare I am astounded about how often you find bits of Shakespeare in everyday life. Whether these idioms were coined by Shakespeare or simply written down by him, his influence is astounding. Ever … Continue reading

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This precious stone set in a silver sea, this sceptered isle, this…Ramsbottom.

Once again, the Splats travelling players will be dragging their suitcase of surprises to Ramsbottom, this time for the Ramsbottom Literature Festival. It will be a grand day of performing Midsummer nights dream in the morning and then creating a … Continue reading

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“If this were play’d upon the stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction”

I am sure you have wondered from time to time about the genius of Shakespeare. And I am sure that in your wonderings you have asked yourself the same question that we at Splats have been pondering for a while. … Continue reading

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