Monday, February 25, 2008

Shakespeare Marathon & 15,000 liters of “blood”

Do you love Shakespeare, fancy English history and have 1,389 minutes plus to spare? If so, a unique opportunity is available, thanks to a mammoth project by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in what has been described in The Guardian newspaper as “One of the greatest events of modern theatre”.

All eight of the bard’s history plays, covering 100 years of English history, are currently being performed at the RSC’s home in Stratford upon Avon (until 16 March) and then between April 1 and May 25 in London at The Roundhouse. The plays are Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, Henry V, Henry VI Parts I, II and III, and Richard III

Shakespeare with 'No Fear,' no flavor
A bowdlerized Bard, by any other name, smells. Off with his head, he who dares rewrite the immortal lines


Monday, February 18, 2008

In search of the perfect Hamlet - Times Online

As David Tennant prepares to play Hamlet, the Times's theatre critic names his top ten actors in the role, but is still waiting for someone to play it perfectly

Hamlet at the Symphony — North Carolina Public Radio WUNC

Hamlet at the Symphony on North Carolina Public Radio

Recently in Raleigh, the North Carolina Symphony and the School of the Arts in Winston-Salem teamed up to perform a new interpretation of Hamlet. The production features music by Dimitri Shostakovich and text by William Shakespeare. David Brower reports."