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QUESTIONS By Jillian Snyder   Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The award meant she could work in the archives and libraries in Stratford-upon-Avon for just […]

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Something Bold This Way Comes: A Tempest for 21st Century London

With the array of weird and wonderful performances currently on display at the World Shakespeare Festival, you could be forgiven for thinking that a new, truly unique, and truly unusual adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays represents something of an impossibility. Enter Fifth Column Film’s feature-length film, Tempest.     Four years in the making, […]

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How did they (make a storm) in King Lear

Welcome to my new blog series looking at the original staging of Shakespeare’s plays. I am going to work through Shakespeare’s plays choosing something within that play to explore, from costumes to rehearsal practice and special effects this series will explore what we know, and what we don’t know about original staging practices. I am […]

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The Tempest – two 21st Century productions

This is part of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at http://findingshakespeare.co.uk/ on Fridays. This blog is really too short for two full theatre reviews but I would like to conclude the Collections and Learning teams joint celebration on The Tempest with a little about the last two […]

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The Tempest – Illustration

This is part of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at http://findingshakespeare.co.uk/ on Fridays. The wonderful thing about illustration is that you can portray the things you can only imagine in Shakespeare’s plays. Unlike stage sets or even television, illustration is not constrained to the practical, the possible […]

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The Tempest – Ariel, Prospero and Caliban – a very wonky triangle

This is the second of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at Finding Shakespeare on Fridays. For me as a reader The Tempest is most fascinating for the relationship portrayed between its 3 key protagonists; Prospero – The deposed Duke of Milan, now stranded on […]

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The Tempest – Making Poetry

This is the first in a series of Blogs about Shakespeare’s play The Tempest which will be posted here and at http://findingshakespeare.co.uk/ Shakespeare’s play The Tempest was probably written in the autumn of 1610, 400 years ago. In writing The Tempest Shakespeare was tapping into contemporary interest in traveller’s tales which circulated in London and […]

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How do you love me?

I am still thinking about the short stories in Shakespeare’s plays, or perhaps the hidden or untold stories the sense of which gives his plays their depth. This led me to think about one of my favourite lines in Shakespeare’s cannon, a line which Ariel in The Tempest speaks to Prospero. For those of you […]

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