Category Archives: This Week in Shakespeare

The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 18th, 2014

This week’s news review contains Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as Hamlet next year selling out, the New York Shakespeare Exchange’s Sonnet Project, the closing of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival after 37 years, the “Marks of Genius” exhibit at the Morgan Library in New York City, The Jedi doth Return, and “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” 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, August 11th, 2014

This week’s news review contains some Shakespeare stage reviews (as the summer season continues), and stories including teaching neighborhood children Shakespeare over the course of the summer in a North Carolina barbershop, “Shakespeare’s Elusive Politics,” “Shakespeare plays key role in teaching children to take creative leaps,” “Shakespeare as Life Coach” and a look at the Improvised Shakespeare Company. 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, August 4th, 2014

This week’s news review contains some Shakespeare stage reviews (as the summer season continues), Shakespeare’s Globe as a theatrical laboratory, the University of South Dakota’s exhibit analyzing the use of Humors (not humor) in Shakespeare, and the internet kerfuffle over a certain public radio host’s tweet that Shakespeare sucketh. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history. Continue reading The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, August 4th, 2014

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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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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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare, for the week ending Monday, June 16th, 2014

This week’s news review contains discussions of “Will on the Hill” in Washington DC, the Shakespearean grandeur of The Lion King‘s villain, and the new web comedy series “Complete Works” on Hulu, among others, and 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 9th, 2014

This week’s news review contains discussions of the relevancy of Shakespeare, the plight of a documentary about a Thai Shakespeare production, and the Broadway debut of Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth, among others, and 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 2nd, 2014

Today, we launch a brand new podcast, a weekly overview of Shakespeare news and notes, plus some historical dates for what happened in the last seven dates of the year in this history of the Bard, and the history of his histories.

This week’s news review contains discussions of Judi Dench joining Benedict Cumberbatch in Richard III for the BBC, Gillian Flynn revisiting Hamlet, Drunk Shakespeare and multiple new productions around the world,AND our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
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