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Finding the method in medieval theatre's madness

Finding the method in medieval theatre's madness | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Theatre before Shakespeare was upfront, physical and fun. It required a different kind of actor and its spirit is still irresistible, writes Carl Heap
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All-Woman Shakespeare: A Dying Tradition?

All-Woman Shakespeare: A Dying Tradition? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Sarah Siddons did it. Charlotte Cushman did it with pants on. Sarah Bernhardt did it in prose. Eva Le Gallienne did it with Uta Hagen. As long as it’s been legal for women to appear on stage, they’ve been playing Hamlet.

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In Defense of Romeo and Juliet: It's Not Childish, It's *About* Childishness

In Defense of <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>: It's Not Childish, It's *About* Childishness | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Criticism that the classic doomed love story glorifies immaturity misses the point: Shakespeare was riffing on how people use the young/old binary to manipulate others.
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BBC - Archive - Talking Hamlet - Actors discuss playing Shakespeare's Dane

BBC - Archive - Talking Hamlet - Actors discuss playing Shakespeare's Dane | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

The role of Hamlet has been called the hoop through which every actor must jump, a rite of passage that confers a special kudos on the thespian who can master this most complex and subtle of Shakespeare's characters.

 

From John Gielgud's lifelong association with the play, both as star and director, via David Warner's student prince to Derek Jacobi and Kenneth Branagh's involvement with television and cinematic treatments, this collection examines the challenges and rewards that some of the giants of the theatre have faced when exploring the enigma of 'Hamlet'.

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Shakespeare Illustrated

Shakespeare Illustrated, a work in progress, explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another.


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Open Source Shakespeare: search Shakespeare's works, read the texts

Open Source Shakespeare: search Shakespeare's works, read the texts | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Perform detailed searches on Shakespeare's complete works, look up words in the concordance, and display all of a character's speeches, among other useful things.
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Shakespeare Resource Center

Shakespeare Resource Center | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Shakespeare Resource Center. You'll find here collected links from all over the World Wide Web to help you find information on William Shakespeare.
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Designing Shakespeare - an AHDS Performing Arts collection

Designing Shakespeare - an AHDS Performing Arts collection | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Designing Shakespeare has been developed to help students and scholars gain a greater understanding of the work of theatre designers working in Britain during the last forty years of the previous century.


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Folger Shakespeare Library

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This collection offers access to tens of thousands of high resolution images from the Folger Shakespeare Library, including books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, art, and more. Users can show multiple images side-by-side, zoom in and out, view cataloging information when available, export thumbnails, and construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches.

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The International Marlowe-Shakespeare Society

The International Marlowe-Shakespeare Society was created by a group of scholars who have published works arguing in favor of Marlowe as our Elizabethan bard. They also have a terrific blog that keeps up to date on the controversy, citing excellent resources.


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Exhibitions at the Beinecke | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Exhibitions at the Beinecke | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

online exhibitions from Yale University


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Was Shakespeare a Good Actor?

Was Shakespeare a Good Actor? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In his day, performers received little respect for grueling work. Yet the playwright strode the stage for more than 15 years—and then changed the acting profession forever.
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Writers’ theatre - Shakespeare's Globe

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Which would you say was the greatest writers’ theatre of all time? For Dominic Dromgoole, it was the Globe – the original 16th-century London theatre, that is, not the modern reconstruction of which he is artistic director.
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Richard III: Shakespearean actors rake over the remains

Richard III: Shakespearean actors rake over the remains | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Will the discovery of Richard III's remains change how this bloodthirsty monster is played on stage? Leading Shakespeareans reconsider the role
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McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies

A rather comprehensive listing of various web resources relevant to theatre and performance studies in general.


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Home :: Life and Times :: Internet Shakespeare Editions

Home :: Life and Times :: Internet Shakespeare Editions | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Shakespeare's Life and Times introduces you to the world Shakespeare lived and worked in. This section of the Internet Shakespeare Editions is like a shelf of books, each of which is listed in the navigational bar beneath the page header. Each book, in turn, is divided into chapters dealing with related topics.

 
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Shakespeare-Oxford Society

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This website is the premier source of information on the Shakespeare authorship issue.


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Internet Shakespeare Editions

Internet Shakespeare Editions | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

The Internet Shakespeare Editions has been achieved by the work of many hands, each doing their part towards a great goal: to inspire a love of Shakespeare's works in a world-wide audience. We accomplish this with the highest standards of scholarship, design, and usability in mind.


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The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs

Hundreds of images of Shakespeare productions.
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Let's face it: Shakespeare had help

Let's face it: Shakespeare had help | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Mark Lawson: Several of the Bard's plays, as was common in Elizabethan drama, incorporated the efforts of other writers – so why don't we acknowledge it?
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