Shakespeare

Star Wars by way of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher combines the classic style of Shakespeare with George Lucas's  Star Wars episode IV: A New Hope. Wait! Don't write it off too quickly. As quirky as it sounds, the iambic pentameter and old English is rather charming in the Star Wars setting.

TROOPER 4: Pray, show me now thy papers.

OBI-WAN: Nay, thou dost not need to see his papers.            

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April & Shakespeare

ShakespeareAs far as I can tell, no one has ever declared April to be International Shakespeare Month, but I think they should.  Most people agree that he was the most important playwright in the history of the English language.  He is thought to have been born around April 23, 1564, and he died April 23, 1616.  In case you would like to honor him by reading some of his plays this month, I’ve done some research and found that many people think that Shakespeare’s best-loved tragedies are Romeo&nbs...

WORKING FOR WILL

What would it be like?

Happy Birthday Will

We know a lot about William Shakespeare. We have the text of most all of his plays, we have baptismal records, a will, and other legal documents, and we also have attacks, criticism and praise of his works by his contemporary playwrights. We can infer from these much of what he thought about the world. But because what he wrote is spoken by characters in his plays and poems, we have very scant evidence about his own personality. Much scholarly ink is used to interpret his works, especially his sonnets, to find out what sort of person he really was. In addition to the scholarship applied to this task there is also the imaginative works of other authors, who have used him as a character in their own books.

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Kids Shake it up with Shakespeare!

Monday, April 26th 4:30pm
“Shakespeare for Kids” a play featuring live actors presented by Hampstead Theatre Company takes place on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 4:30pm in the Robin Bush Room. Audience participation is encouraged. Lots of fun is sure to ensue while children learn about some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!  Recommended for children 6 and up.
 

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SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN

Or, Much to Do While You Wait Upon a Live Performance

Happy Birthday Will

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