The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, July 16th, 2018

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This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes Rush pulling out, McKellen announcing his retirement, an indie Midsummer, and a National Review writer who just needs to lighten up. 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 [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes robots, swapping genders, a return to the park, and the Globe on fire. 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 [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, June 25th, 2018

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This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes a Shakespearean “crossover” universe, lots of Central Park Othello reviews, and Richard II sparking a rebellion. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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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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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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Media Thursday Redux: Venus and Adonis

As part of our new plan, Thursdays are our “media” day, on which I’ll focus on a non-text version of Shakespeare (or some other Shakespeare-related work). But today, even though it’s Saturday, as we are in the beginnings of our Venus and Adonis, I’ve updated the Bill / Shakespeare Project YouTube channel to include a playlist for Venus and Adonis

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Friday Film Focus: a trailer for a 1998 version of The Tempest

OK, so on my search for versions of The Tempest to review for the site, I came across this…

It’s only a trailer for a version–an adaptation–from 1998, and I cannot find the full film, but … whoa … or wow. I’m not sure:

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