Category: Planet Shakespeare

How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare Play in a Day.

'How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare play in a day.' Watch this video on Youtube 'This is a great cartoon version from the BBC Animated Tales with the wonderful Brian Cox and Zoe Wanamaker in the leads.' We recommend this picture book versions of Macbeth by Andrew Mathews illustrated by Tony Ross. Click here [...]
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Shakespeare’s Late Plays – Recorded at the Globe’s Playhouse

Andrew Marr presents a special edition of Start the Week, celebrating the later life and works of William Shakespeare. Recorded at the Globe’s candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the actor Simon Russell Beale and Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole discuss the late romances. The writer Jeanette Winterson explores her personal connection to The Winter’s Tale, and the […]

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Splats Theatre A Midsummer Night’s Dream actually performed in the woods…

This is Rammy spoke to Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company who are going to be performing a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Summerseat Woods. The tickets for the event, if they have not all sold out by the time of this podcast are available at Ramsbottom Library (link below) for £7 […]

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What Shakespeare can teach us about The Magna Carta and Historical drama

Driving home with my family from a theme park I suddenly swerved and shouted ‘Runnymede.’ I regained control of the car. My family asked perplexed what was up. ‘This is Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed’ I yelped. ‘The what???!!!’ they asked. ‘The Magna Carta, the big paper, you know when the Barons and […]

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Peter Brooks A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Have a listen to this amazing talk with Peter Brook about his groundbreaking production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What it helps us understand is how the view of Shakespeare’s play as historically fixed entities has opened up, that we set can them anywhere . As Judi Dench says’ you can’t mess about with Chekov, […]

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