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“speak like an ancient and most quiet watchman”: Much Ado About Nothing in the Summer of Love

By Kelsey Ridge, University of Birmingham This year, the Globe theatre flourishes its Summer of Love with Matthew Dunster’s Much Ado About Nothing set in 1914 Mexico during the first wave of Mexican revolution.  It’s an overall lively and engaging production which they bill as “a fusion of Latin music, desert flowers and revolutionary politics.”  […]

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The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost By James Cappio Why isn’t Love’s Labour’s Lost more popular? Perhaps this “feast of language” is a surfeit for some. Where A Midsummer Night’s Dream has but two romantic couples, Love’s Labour’s Lost has four, plus a love triangle. Where Much Ado About Nothing has but Dogberry and […]

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Globalization and the Humanities in the Twenty-first Century

Globalization and the Humanities in the Twenty-first Century By Alexa Alice Joubin Some people register a sense of place through sweet memories of taste and sounds, others through scent and smell, and still others through images in their mind’s eye. To me, the world is made up of stories. Stories full of sound and fury. […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Macbeth: Leïla and Ben – A Bloody History

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.   Macbeth: Leïla & Ben – A Bloody History, Artistes Productuers Associés, dir. Lotfi Achour, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 13 July 2012 By Adam Hansen, University of Northumbria Ted […]

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Year of Shakespeare: The Rest is Silence

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.   The Rest is Silence, dreamthinkspeak, 29 June 2012, at the Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne By Adam Hansen, University of Northumbria In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Critic as Artist’ (1890-91), […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Sharing History: South Sudan Theatre Company’s Cymbeline at the Globe

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.   Sharing History: South Sudan Theatre Company’s Cymbeline at the Globe By Colette Gordon, University of Cape Town Pondering how much audiences really know about South Sudan, as she describes her […]

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Antic Disposition and Frantic Appositions: reflections on Shakespeare’s “Words”

Polonious. […] What do you read, my lord? Hamlet. Words, words, words. (Hamlet, 2. 2. 191-192). In the late nineties, as a student of English Language and Literature at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, I had the honour to attend a couple of courses which were held by Agostino Lombardo, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of […]

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Shakespeare & Wolfram Alpha

There was some mild buzz over the announcement recently that Wolfram Alpha had uploaded the works of Shakespeare into its database. If you’ve never heard of Wolfram Alpha, you’re hardly alone—but you must not be not a math student. Wolfram Alpha is a “computational knowledge engine” designed to answer questions that require computation posed in […]

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Shakespeare in Limerick

I owe a lot to Shakespeare – like everyone else – particularly my English teacher, Eoin O’Moore… Without Shakespeare I’d never have met “Mr O’Moore” in a Jesuit school Crescent College Limerick, Ireland. Without Shakespeare, my English teacher would have had to resort to all sort of lesser mortals – & god knows what I’d […]

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