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How did they (Use horses) in Henry V

I must admit that that title is a bit of a trick. The opening prologue to Henry V talks about horses and invites us only to imagine them on stage. And let us, ciphers to this great accompt, On your imaginary forces work. Suppose within the girdle of these walls Are now confined two mighty […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Talking to the Audience

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.   Talking to the Audience By Bethany Prottey For an English undergraduate, my earliest experiences of Shakespeare were surprisingly uninspired. At the age of fourteen I was just one bored teenager […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Henry V on the BBC

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.   Henry V, dir. Thea Sharrock, 21 July 2012 on BBC 2 By Pete Orford Hmm. Henry V was always going to be a bit of a deal breaker here. While […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Henry IV – Part 2 on the BBC

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.   Henry IV – Part 2, dir. Richard Eyre, 14 July 2012 on BBC 2 By Will Sharpe We begin, again, in the tavern – this production’s spiritual home – […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Circles, Centres, and the Globe to Globe Festival

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.   Circles, Centres, and the Globe to Globe Festival By Stephen Purcell, University of Warwick At a meeting of the Year of Shakespeare contributors last week, I found myself thinking about […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Henry V

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.   Henry V, Shakespeare’s Globe, Dir. Dominic Dromgoole, 8 June 2012 at The Globe, London By Abigail Rokison, University of Cambridge At the end of the Globe Theatre’s ‘English’ offering, Henry […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Two Roses for Richard III

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.   Two Roses for Richard III, Companhia Bufomecânica (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company), dir. Cláudio Baltar and Fabio Ferreira, 23 May 2012 at the Roundhouse Theatre, London By Sonia Massai, […]

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‘Henry V’: In search of an ending…

Birmingham University Ph.D. student Val Brodie explains how she benefitted from The Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship: ‘I was thrilled, surprised and delighted to be awarded the Louis Marder Scholarship in 2010. I was just about to start the detailed research at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on the theatre producer Charles Calvert for Chapter Three […]

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Shakespeare’s sources – Henry V

Next in my series on Shakespeare’s sources is Henry V early in the tale of king Henry Shakespeare gives his audience a chance to see the king deal out his justice as he deals with three potential assassins; the Earl of Cambridge, Lord Scrope and sir Thomas Grey. As with many of Shakespeare’s history plays […]

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