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Advertising Lab: If Shakespeare Had Twittered

Here's what the first nine lines of the "To be or not to be" passage would've looked like had Shakespeare crammed them into the 140 characters of Twitter. Love the "2 die, 2 zzz" part.  

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Good (fun) activity for students to try.

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Share my-lesson-webinar-on-shakespeare

Breaking Down a Shakespearean Play with Storyboards Presented By: Rebecca Ray, Resident Teacher at Storyboard That and Aaron Sherman, Creator of Storyboard T...
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There are some great ideas for educating young people about Shakespeare. The different ideas would be easy to adapt to any classroom situation and allow students to explore and develop a deeper understanding of the plays, characterizations and structures.

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Listen to Christian Camargo On Being Mercutio and Rewriting Shakespeare - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Listen to Christian Camargo On Being Mercutio and Rewriting Shakespeare - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Listen to Christian Camargo On Being Mercutio and Rewriting Shakespeare
Wall Street Journal (blog)
They give you a palatte. There is method acting. There is a lot of attention to Shakespeare and verse.
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One actor's take on playing the character Mercutio. A short piece with the opportunity to listen to some audio.

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BBC - Schools - Teachers - Off By Heart Shakespeare: Speech list

BBC - Schools - Teachers - Off By Heart Shakespeare: Speech list | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Choose from 18 Shakespearean speeches and find out how to take part in the Off By Heart Shakespeare contest for secondary schools in the UK
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This page offers links to see films of well-known people, past and present, performing 18 of Shakespeare's famous speeches. The plays include: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As you like it and Twelfth Night.

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BBC to digitise entire Shakespeare archive and make it freely available to those in education - Pocket-lint

BBC to digitise entire Shakespeare archive and make it freely available to those in education - Pocket-lint | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
The BBC has announced plans to digitise the entire library of Shakespeare content it has in its archives in time for the 400th anniversary of the Bard's
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What a great resource, especially is you can't go to England to get your Shakespearean experience

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The Bard by the Numbers - Book Patrol

The Bard by the Numbers - Book Patrol | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
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Alan reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

Alan Rickman reads Shakespeare with his amazing voice! I added some pictures, I hope you like it ;-) SONNET 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; C...
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Tastefully Offensive: Shakespeare Insult Kit

Tastefully Offensive: Shakespeare Insult Kit | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
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Phrases We Owe to Shakespeare

Phrases We Owe to Shakespeare | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Becky, a 20-year-old English Lit geek living in London, scribbled out this list in a Moleskine notebook at 3 am a couple nights ago. She posted it on her Tumblr page, and within 24 hours, more than...
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Further Proof of Shakespeare’s Hand in ‘The Spanish Tragedy’

Further Proof of Shakespeare’s Hand in ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
A professor says he has found something closer to definitive proof that some 325 lines in the 1602 quarto edition of Thomas Kyd’s play “The Spanish Tragedy” were indeed written by Shakespeare.
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Coined by Shakespeare? Think again - The Boston Globe

Coined by Shakespeare? Think again - The Boston Globe | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
It’s a common claim of English classes and Internet listicles alike: William Shakespeare, English literature’s most canonical author, invented hundreds if not thousands of the words in our language.
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Discussion about Shakespeare and his works is still going on 400 years after he died. Is there any other writer who has had so much research on his life and work and discussion about the same? This alone must go some way in signifying the greatness of the man.

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Shakespeare’s bad handwriting identifies him as collaborator on play

Shakespeare’s bad handwriting identifies him as collaborator on play | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
For centuries, scholars have been searching for answers to a literary mystery: Who wrote the five additional passages in Thomas Kyd's 'The Spanish Tragedy'?
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A new take on how you might identify what was writtten by Shakespeare. 

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Bounded in a Nutshell | I Fancy Dame Judi Dench | Shakespeare Voices News for August 21st - The Shakespeare Standard

Bounded in a Nutshell | I Fancy Dame Judi Dench | Shakespeare Voices News for August 21st - The Shakespeare Standard | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
#1 Online Community For Shakespeare Scholarship, Performance, Education, Music & Language | Shakespeare Crowd-sourcing | theshakespearestandard.com
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"Why Dame Judi Dench is such a successful Shakespearean actress? He says, she “looks for the humanizing touches, the person below the style.” She is not an intellectualizing actress, but an earthy actress who is in touch with the base feelings and humanness that make up Shakespeare’s canon."

An interesting discussion about what makes an actor successful in a Shakespearean play.

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Jump the Snark: To Tweet or not to Tweet

Jump the Snark: To Tweet or not to Tweet | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it

To paraphrase Shakespeare, that is the question. Would he have twittered? Would #WillonAvon have sent off sparks all day? What would this have done to his work?

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Forgot about this until reminded recently. A lovely way to play around with Shakespeare. 

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What Would Shakespeare Tweet? We Imagine 12 Literary Legends on Twitter

What Would Shakespeare Tweet? We Imagine 12 Literary Legends on Twitter | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
In his new book, “Writing on the Wall,” The Economist’s digital editor Tom Standage looks back at “social media” throughout history, from the papyrus scrolls that carried communiqués in the days of the the Roman empire to the Tudor-era Devonshire...
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Another twist on a tried use of twitter. However hard to pick the short quote that epitomises the authors.

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Rowan Atkinson Live - Pink tights and plenty of props - Jeremy Irons couldn't make it

An hilarious skit featuring Rowan Atkinson (in tights) illustrating the elements of Shakespearean drama... Jeremy Irons couldn't make it. --------- Selected ...
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A short skit featuring Rowan Atkinson illustrating some of the essential elements of Shakespearean drama.

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Shakespeare sketch - A Small Rewrite

Live Shakespeare sketch called 'A Small Rewrite' made for Comic Relief, with Hugh Laurie as Shakespeare and Rowan Atkinson as the editor. E-mail Israelie88@g...
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Here’s ‘A Small Rewrite’ was made for Comic Relief and offers a new way to think about the writing of the play, Hamlet.

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Shakespeare Fellowship

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Research and Discussion of the Shakespeare Authorship Question
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"The goals of the Shakespeare Fellowship include bringing the Shakespeare authorship debate to a world-wide audience via the Internet and stimulating a wide-ranging dialogue on the relevance of Shakespeare to the 21st century". It offer many links,articles adn access to discussion forums.

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Shakespeare: Original pronunciation

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language --- An introduction by David and Ben Crystal...
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"An introduction by David and Ben Crystal to the 'Original Pronunciation' production of Shakespeare and what they reveal about the history of the English language. "

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Macbeth Monologue

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Monologue - Act 5 Scene 7 (Just After Killing Young Siward)This monologue is situated in act 5 and scene 7. This is when Macbeth has just killed the Young Siward and Macduff is approaching. Macbeth...
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A reworking of the monologue

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on imgfave

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on imgfave on We Heart It / visual bookmark #10113582
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Bad spelling flags work as Shakespeare’s

Bad spelling flags work as Shakespeare’s | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Misspellings and sloppy handwriting have solved a cold case dating back to the 16th century. Shakespeare's trademark misspelling and bad handwriting can be found throughout a play written by Thomas...
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The Shakespeare code: English professor confirms The Bard's hand in 'The Spanish Tragedy'

The Shakespeare code: English professor confirms The Bard's hand in 'The Spanish Tragedy' | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
An English Professor confirms Shakespeare authored 325 additional lines in "The Spanish Tragedy."
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Historical recipes that give a taste of life in Shakespeare's time

Historical recipes that give a taste of life in Shakespeare's time | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
It's Bard work feeding crowds of hungry festival-goers with a taste for ye olde food. Marion McMullen finds out how Shakespeare is inspiring historical food expert Seren Evans-Charrington
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What might Shakespeare have eaten? A post about some foods from Shakespeare's time being re-created. 

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Shakespeare's collaborators in the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre

Shakespeare's collaborators in the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre | Appreciating Shakespeare | Scoop.it
After far too long being seen in isolation, Shakespeare is increasingly seen as but one of many writers of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods.
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