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Macbeth at Coxwell Barn Festival photo Greca Redwood-Jones.

Macbeth Show Splats Entertainment Photo 9

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Macbeth at Coxwell Barn Festival photo taken by Greca Redwood-Jones. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”17375,17373,17372,17371,17370″ img_size=”200×134″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”17378,17379,17380,17381″ img_size=”200×134″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Join for a day of Circus workshops and Shakespeare plays

Come and join for a day of Circus workshops and Shakespeare plays specially adapted for one hour family performances. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/great-coxwell-barn https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/0c6cb0c8-bdd1-4014-97be-d849d2c269dc/pages/details https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/ee811942-ceae-48b9-9e07-f7bd23d920ad/pages/details

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Exit Burbage: Shakespeare muse?

Shakespeare for Schools Exit Burbage

This fantastic look at the leading actor who worked with Shakespeare throughout his writing career. Burbage is the first to play Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello Lear et al. He must of been so flexible and it shows me that creating theatre … Continue reading

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Life of Shakespeare

Life of Shakespeare Shakespeare for schools

This is a good listen. It explores Shakespeare as the genius from the Midlands and clears the ideas of the plays being written by someone else. Enjoy. Listen here.

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New RSC Season Announced

Royal Shakespeare Company Announced the new season. See the complete list here

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Chance to see RSC productions in cinema

Here is the chance to see RSC productions in cinema. Follow this link

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Shakespeare Globes: A reconstruction of the venue that the original plays were created and performed.

shakespeares globe

Shakespeare Globes: A reconstruction of the venue that the original plays were created and performed. Visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/

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How to teach Shakespeare: Hamlet

How to teach Shakespeare Hamlet

This is a good in depth exploration of the play. Read the article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jqtfs

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

Macbeth picture book by Andrew Mathews illustrated by Tony Ross

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ‘How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare play in a day.’ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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.'[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] … Continue reading

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Curtain Theatre Excavation Prompts Shakespearean Walks And Talks

Curtain Theatre Excavation Prompts Shakespearean Walks And Talks

A trial excavation of The Curtain a few years ago. Photo by MOLA. Archaeologist will draw back the curtain on the remains of Shakespeare’s early play house where Romeo and Juliet were first performed. Read the article here. http://londonist.com/2016/03/shakespeare-events

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Words, Words, Mere Words: Shakespeare Will Goes on Display

Words, Words, Mere Words: Shakespeare Will Goes on Display

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This one is for the Shakespeare fanatic but still fascinating. It looks at the legal documents signed by the Bard. Read the article here http://londonist.com/2016/02/by-me-william-shakespeare-exhibition-review?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”blog-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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How did Shakespeare speak?

How did Shakespeare speak

This is an awesome clip with Michael Rosen on how Shakespeare’s work sounded at the time of being written. It is great as loads of the rhymes make sense and take Shakespeare away from the ‘posh’ accent that sometimes put … Continue reading

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In defence of Shakespeare’s difficult bits Tom Sutcliffe

In defence of Shakespeares difficult bits Tom Sutcliffe

Reading this article by Tom Sutcliffe I agreed and then thought well, we actually adapt the plays to introduce them to children!? Our hope is, I suppose, that once they understand the fun of the plays as theatre shows they … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Late Plays – Recorded at the Globe’s Playhouse

Shakespeares Late Plays

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 … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Algorithm

Shakespeare in schools Algorithm

The Shakespeare Algorithm Here is an interesting article from The New Yorker by Alastair Gee. The original article is here. In 1727, a writer and editor named Lewis Theobald was preparing to unveil “Double Falsehood,” a tragicomedy that he said … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

King John Magna Carta

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 … Continue reading

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The Tempest Glamis adventure playground

Go and see this site specific production by our very own Mark Duncan of ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare. It is a really inventive interpretation in an adventure playground. Catch it over the next two weekends and it’s free.   … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Mask

Tudor History Shakespeare
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