The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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twitter_TWIS3This week’s Shakespeare news review includes a second line jazz funeral, partying like it’s 1599, “A Midsummer’s Nightmare,” the one-text theory of King Lear, and a proposed 5-year moratorium on Shakespeare. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 25th, 2016

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twitter_TWIS3This week’s Shakespeare news review includes exotic locales, a cool flowchart from GoodTickleBrain, 50 shades of Shakespeare, deadly potions, and the RSC’s Shakespeare Live! PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Periodic Table of Shakespeare poster now available!

In all the excitement of the Deathiversary weekend, I almost forgot:

Poster-sized versions of the recent infographic “The Periodic Table of Shakespeare” are now available!

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KSC Deathiversary (the recap)

I had a great time last night (and this morning) on the campus of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, participating in the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company‘s celebration of both the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, as well as the kick-off for their 20th anniversary season.

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Deathday Celebration! (Happy Deathiversary!)

OK, so today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, a day I’m calling the Deathiversary. But ol’ Willy Shakes wouldn’t want you to be sad today. It’s a day for celebrating (just ask the RSC). Ah, what to do if you can’t get to JOE (Jolly Ol’ England)?

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 18th, 2016

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The Periodic Table of Shakespeare [infographic]

You know me, always thinking about graphics. And I was thinking of how to best represent the totality of Shakespeare’s writing. What would be the best metaphor?

Then I got sidetracked clicking around one of my favorite websites, Mental Floss, and found this collection of what they called periodic table parodies.

And you know what happened then…

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Save the Date [UPDATE!]: April 23 — Kingsmen Shakespeare Company anniversary celebration!

A couple of weeks back, I announced that the weekend of April 23, the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will be celebrating the death-iversary with what they’re calling “a special, community-inclusive Bard-Day bash to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s life and works!”

At that time, I teased not only my participation but that more details would be coming.

And arrive they have!

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 11th, 2016

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A cool new Lear tool

Sometimes, my friends, serendipity and synchronicity are your friends.

Yesterday, while doing my daily fishing for my weekly podcast “This Week in Shakespeare,” I came across a news story announcing the Stratford (Canada) [Shakespeare] Festival‘s launch of a new online tool that supports their release of the recently captured production of King Lear.

Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Performance Plus (King Lear)
Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Performance Plus (King Lear)

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