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Youth theatre group’s Juliet & Romeo gives Shakespeare back his slang

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A young, majority-black theatre company’s rewriting of Shakespeare will “change the face of classical theatre” by bringing the bard’s work back to the “slang” in which it was born, Sir Mark Rylance has said. Rylance, ...

Robbie Shakespeare married funk and reggae to create a catalogue of classics

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The death of the venerated Jamaican bassist Robbie Shakespeare at the age of 68 finally ends the incomparable partnership he forged with the drummer Sly Dunbar in the dingy nightclubs and hothouse recording studios of...

Extremist told to read classics by UK judge ‘enjoyed Shakespeare more than Austen’

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A former student who was told to read classic literature after being convicted of a terrorism offence has told the sentencing judge he “enjoyed Shakespeare more than Jane Austen”. Ben John, who downloaded almost 70,00...

From Shakespeare to the Shatman: who is William Shatner?

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William Shatner’s acting career is defined largely by two roles: James T Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise in the original Star Trek television series, and William Shatner, self-deprecatingly narcissistic goofb...

Poem of the week: Sonnet 65 by William Shakespeare

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Sonnet 65 Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless seaBut sad mortality o’er-sways their power,How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,Whose action is no stronger than a flower?LA, how shall summer’s honey ...

The Tempest review – stirring all-female Shakespeare on the cusp of Cop26

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The short-term forecast is for a storm – or maybe a squally shower – of Cop26-inspired Tempests. En 7 noviembre, BBC Radio 3 is fielding a soft-spoken Ian McDiarmid as Prospero in Shakespeare’s island reverie and here ...

Boris Johnson offered to pay for help writing Shakespeare biography, says scholar

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One of the UK’s most eminent Shakespeare scholars has revealed that they were approached by a representative of Boris Johnson to help him write his very delayed biography of the Bard. The book, titled Shakespeare: El...

How Prescot’s Shakespeare theatre plays into Merseyside regeneration

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Levelling up Britain’s unbalanced economy comes in many guises and in Prescot, a town on the edge of Knowsley on Merseyside, it comes in the form of a replica cockpit-in-court theatre. Shakespeare is reported to have ...

Joseph Marcell: ‘I tried to get Will Smith to do Shakespeare instead of Independence Day’

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Joseph Marcell’s life has been dominated by a lot of Shakespeare and by one smash-hit sitcom. So when we meet, I bring the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s theme song, which some joker online has translated int...

Be reassured: the world is not as divided as we might think

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Today’s widely accepted narrative is that we live in historically divided times. Voters are routinely described as “polarised”, while analysts compete to identify the essential schism of the age, whether this is metro...

Shakespeare Wallah: Merchant Ivory’s bittersweet tale of Bollywood and the Bard

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The actor Geoffrey Bragg was born in 1909 in the Lake District and later adopted the name of his birth town of Kendal but, at schools and theatres across India in the 1940s and 50s, he was recognised simply as the “Sh...

‘Self-satisfied pork butcher’: Shakespeare grave effigy believed to be definitive likeness

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They say you should never meet your heroes, which has been just as well for literature fans who for centuries have been told they would never even see an accurate likeness of William Shakespeare. Hasta hace poco, allí...

Dream review: el Shakespeare de alta tecnología de RSC solo llega hasta cierto punto

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A las 19:00 horas del martes más de 7,000 la gente estaba mirando. En una presentación posterior, a las 2 am del miércoles, las preguntas llegaban a la Q posterior al programa.&Desde tan lejos como Melbourne. La Royal Shakespeare Company reconoce ....

Shakespeare Theatre Company to host Britney Spears musical

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Broadway producers and Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company are teaming up to host the world premiere of Britney Spears Once Upon a One More Time, a musical wrought from the pop star’s songbook, the Washington ...

‘A Shakespeare novel’: F1 team chiefs demand clarity on track limit rules

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Leading Formula One team principals have called on the sport to end the ambiguity and confusion over track limit rules after it proved a decisive issue at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Mercedes principal, Toto Wolff, de...

Los italianos defienden a Dante de las afirmaciones de que estaba 'años luz’ detrás de Shakespeare

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Italian political and cultural leaders have sprung to the defence of their much-revered poet Dante Alighieri after a German newspaper downplayed his importance to the Italian language and said he was “light years” awa...