Media Thursday: Refugee Day — Shakespeare’s Globe

Yesterday was World Refugee Day.

On that occasion, Shakespeare’s Globe released a video of some of their actors reciting Shakespeare’s contribution to the play Sir Thomas More (one of the only bits that we have in his actual handwriting).

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Summer’s here and the time is right for Shakespeare (in the streets?)

I love summer. Shakespeare blooms all over town (state, country, world).

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, June 18th, 2018

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This week the Shakespeare news review emerges from its cocoon,  transformed from the lowly podcast (after 200 episodes) into the new-fangled video, and it includes a pop-up Globe, Hanks as Falstaff, Shakespeare World Cup, and an autism intervention. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Media Thursday: a change in direction…

Ohayo, Bardophile-san!

[feelin’ my half-Japanese roots today, I s’pose]

It’s Thursday, so it’s “Media Day”… and I don’t have a piece of Shakespeare-related media to review–though I did catch bits and pieces of the 1936 film with Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard…and wow… it’s a little off-putting to a 34 year-old Shearer playing the not-quite 14 year-old Juliet, and damned disturbing to see a 43 year-old Howard as Romeo (though it was a little better than John Barrymore’s 54 [but trying to be 24]) year-old Mercutio [note: Branagh’s recent stage version had Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, but that age difference was played for subtext]. From what I saw, Basil Rathbone’s Tybalt was ok…but let’s just say it hasn’t aged well.

ANYwhooo… what we’re really about today…

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Welcome to my nightmare…

OK, so you know I’ve been working on my Nightmare Engine, or whatever I’m calling it today (I can’t settle on a moniker yet). And last weekend, I built a stand for it…

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, June 11th, 2018

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This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project
This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project

This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes the Shakespeare’s new contemporaries, Ethan Hawke, and Tom Hanks as Falstaff. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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