Tag Archives: Actors’ Shakespeare Project

“What news on the Rialto?”

I have news this week from Cambridge UK, and Cambridge USA. James Stredder, author of the super book “The Northface of Shakespeare: Activities for Teaching the Plays” has just sent me some information about a conference taking place in September that will be of special interest to teachers. The three day interdisciplinary conference titled “Shakespeare: […]

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“Banish plump Jack, and banish all the world”

Over in Boston right now The Actors’ Shakespeare Project theatre company is putting the final touches to its new production of ‘Henry IV’ parts 1 and 2 – watch the trailer above for a taste of what’s to come. To help contextualize the goings-on in these plays for its audience the company has sensibly decided […]

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“Play On”

While I was working in Boston last month I had an interesting chat with a group of actors about the importance of communicating an atmosphere to an audience at the start of any Shakespearian production.  How should spectators be made to feel as they leave their everyday realities and step into a world of fiction […]

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Timon of Boston!

I’ve just returned from Boston where I’ve been speaking at events running alongside The Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of Timon of Athens http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/ This play is rarely performed and has a reputation for being unwatchable, unstageable, and unshakespearian – but Bill Barclay and his cast have produced a terrific piece of theatre, which not only […]

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