Tag Archives: Globe Theatre

Digital Groundlings

Digital Groundlings By Heidi McElrath As most internet-Shakespeareans probably know, on Sunday 11 September 2016, the Globe did something it had never done before: live streamed a play. On the internet. It was Emma Rice’s first production as the new artistic director of the Globe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was a popular choice for […]

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Evidence of the Shakespeares and the wool trade: John Shakespeare named in the PRO

Shakespeare For Fear of Death 3

‘As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.’ Colette William Ingram in his 1978 biography of Francis Langley, A London Life in the Brazen Age, described the builder of the Swan […]

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How did they (signal the entrance of the king) in Henry VIII

Shakespeare knew how hard it was to stage large scale convincing battles with a limited number of actors. He had a very good solution to this which he often but not always employed. He put the battle off stage and the audience became party only to the observations of those on the edges. Messengers going […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Julius Caesar, I Termini Company, dir. Andrea Barraco, 1 May 2012, at The Globe, London By Sonia Massai, King’s College London Andrea Baracco and Vincenzo Manna’s adaptation of Julius […]

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