Tag Archives: Michael Dobson

Year of Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra – Two Perspectives

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.   Antony and Cleopatra (Antonius ile Kleopatra), Oyun Atölyesi, Dir. Kemal Aydoğan, 26 & 27 May 2012 at The Globe, London, reviewed by Michael Dobson & Adele Lee Saturday 26 May 2012 By […]

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Year of Shakespeare: King John 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.   King John, Gabriel Sundukyan, National  Academic Theatre (Armenia),  dir. Tigran Gasparyan, May 16 2012 at The Globe, London By Michael Dobson, Shakespeare Institute To start with a confession: I did not arrange […]

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Shakespeare and Amateur Performance

Have you ever acted in a Shakespeare play? Have you been a keen supporter of friends who have trod the boards over the years? Do you sometimes leave an amateur production and hear comments along the lines of ‘better than a professional company’? We recently hosted a talk at which Professor Michael Dosbon told us […]

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60 Minutes with Shakespeare

For true Shakespearians, there is no question that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare; no debate; no issue. There is a significant mass of historical evidence. His name, or those of the theatre companies for whom he worked, appears on many title-pages; he had an aristocratic patron, the Earl of Southampton; he is described as a writer by […]

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Shakespeare Wins the Debate: Part 3

I thought you’d like to read Professor Michael Dobson’s contribution to the debate about the Shakespeare authorship issue which The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust took part in at The English-Speaking Union a couple of weeks ago. The last couple of posts on this issue created quite a lot of discussion. Michael takes up the post of […]

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Shakespeare Wins the Debate: Part 2

On Monday (3 June) I was the opening speaker at a debate held at the English-Speaking Union headquarters in London at which the motion was ‘This house believes that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and poems attributed to him’. The other speakers in favour of the motion were Paul Edmondson and Michael Dobson; […]

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Shakespeare of Stratford Wins the Debate!

Last night, in association with Sony Pictues, I took part in a debate at The English-Speaking Union in London: ‘This House Believes that William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and poems attributed to him.’ Stanley Wells and Michael Dobson joined me in proposing the motion. Speaking against were the Hollywood director Roland Emmerich, whose […]

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A Shakespearian Year

‘Winter School’ starts at The Shakespeare Centre on Wednesday. This short course has been taking place annually for many years and this time around eighty people – Shakespeare enthusiasts from around the world -will gather for a review of the last year, as far as Shakespeare is concerned. It’s also a time when we can […]

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