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Donald Trump and Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s fascination with politics can be seen in many of his plays, not only those directly based on British history. The Roman plays too examine the workings of power, looking at how countries have been governed and how those who … Continue reading

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#LoveTheatre day: celebrating creativity with Twitter

On Wednesday 19 November there’s going to be a real celebration of theatre as the first #LoveTheatre day takes off. Over 300 venues and organisations are taking part from places as far apart as Europe, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Chile … Continue reading

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Digital Shakespeare: asking questions about the future

Earlier this week I attended a day of discussions at the University of Nottingham on  Digital Shakespeare, with the subtitle authorship and authority. One of a series of workshops, practitioners and academics were there to share ideas and discuss the … Continue reading

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Social networking with Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dreaming

The rise of social networking has brought many opportunities for organisations to share their work: immediate, personal communication, instant updates, the ability to reach unconventional audiences. Organisations specialising in Shakespeare might be expected to be slow to join in, but … Continue reading

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Taming Petruchio

In his latest blog post, Stanley Wells has picked up on Michael Billington’s tweet about The Taming of the Shrew. Was he right, the critic asked, to suggest some thirty years ago that this play should be banned? How time … Continue reading

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#Shakespeare4Murdoch #Hackgate

For a time on Saturday afternoon the hashtag #Shakespeare4Murdoch was the leading trend on twitter. Tweeters quoted appropriate bits of Shakespeare or adjusted a line or two to suit what’s become known as Hackgate. Here are a few examples: Remorse, … Continue reading

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The first draft of history?

Over the past week the news has been dominated by the killing of Osama Bin Laden. President Obama must have felt some satisfaction that he’d got an authoritative statement out before it was widely reported on Twitter and Facebook, though … Continue reading

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