The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, July 28th, 2014

This week’s news review contains some Shakespeare stage reviews (as the summer season continues), the New York Shakespeare Exchange ShakesBEER Pub Crawl, a Macbeth performed in Original Pronunciation, Shakespeare’s Garden in Muskegon, Michigan, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company using The Tempest and the Hunter Heartbeat Method to connect with Austisc children, and “Why Memorizing Lines from Shakespeare is Worthwhile.” 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, for the week ending Monday, July 21st, 2014

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), an essay on the many depictions of Shakespeare in fiction, the signer for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, ShakeScenes at the University of Notre Dame, and a story entitled “Why Can’t We Teach Shakespeare Better?” 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, for the week ending Monday, July 14th, 2014

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), plans by the Folger Shakespeare Library to lend an original First Folio to every state, the Freehold Theater project which brings Shakespeare to prisoners, soldiers, and patients, and Texas Shakespeare Festival’s Bard and Breakfast program. 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, for the week ending Monday, July 7th, 2014

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), coverage of the June 30 Shakespeare in America event by the Public Forum, a 13 year-old New Zealand student who has won a Shakespeare essay writing contest for the second time, Bootleg Shakespeare, and dermatologists claiming that because of his depiction of skin problems, Shakespeare caused misery to people with said problems. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
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Happy Fourth of July!

Here’s wishing you all a safe, sane, happy, relaxing, but most of all, FREE Fourth of July.

I’ve just started listening to the audible.com book of Nigel Cliff’s The Shakespeare Riots, a non-fiction piece on the Astor Place Riot, a New York street brawl that had its beginnings in a rivalry between two Shakespearean actors, one American, the other English.

It’s a fascinating book, and it discusses the large and special role Shakespeare played in the lives of many Americans in the late 18th through the mid-19th centuries. Shakespeare was wildly popular in the new country and it was felt that his works were uniquely American in their messaging and morality.

So, on Independence Day, be a patriot, and read a little Shakespeare!

… or The Shakespeare Riots, available on both amazon and audible.

Shakespeare’s Globe: Titus

sometimes it’s just a little news that makes one’s morning…

Titus Andronicus… I can only hope that the production will be in full blood and glory mode!

The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 30th, 2014

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season continues), the upcoming Doctor Who/Shakespeare mash-up book, Cincinnati Shakespeare winning a $25,000 NEA Grant, an eight-actor 90-minute Hamlet, and a discussion on the possibilities inherent in the design of a Shakespeare video game. 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, for the week ending Monday, June 23rd, 2014

This week’s news review contains a whole bunch of Shakespeare reviews (as the summer season heats up), a puppet Titus, a futuristic take based on The First Part of Henry the Fourth, a comic book, and the Fringe Festival in Ontario, Canada, bringing local political candidates on stage to throw down some Bard. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
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