Tag Archives: King Lear

Lear - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival

Lear – Canterbury Shakespeare Festival

‘The weight of this sad time we must obey: Speak what we feel not what we aught to say’ – Act V, Scene III Lear, a single mother of three, slips into madness after ill treatment from her daughters. Set over one night, the play explores family, love, mental health, and the experience of the human condition. Location: St Stephen’s Church Hall Tuesday 23rd July 7.30pm Wednesday 24th July 7.30pm… Read Article →

Shakespeare in our time

Shakespeare in our time

Professor David Schalkwyk of Queen Mary University of London argues that the most significant developments in Shakespeare today are to be found not in academic work, but in the reimagining of the plays in different cultures around the world. Theme by theme, Illuminating Shakespeare brings together the very best Shakespeare resources from across Oxford University Press. This includes free access to materials for every level, from school to scholarly research…. Read Article →

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's King Lear summary

Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare's King Lear summary

Check out Shakespeare’s King Lear Video SparkNote: Quick and easy King Lear synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play. For more King Lear resources, go to www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/lear. For a translation of the entire play into modern English, go to No Fear Shakespeare at nfs.sparknotes.com/lear. King Lear's about conflicts between fathers and their children Lear has three daughters one of them loves him and two of… Read Article →

Who Really Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?

Who Really Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?

Who Really Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays? – Did the Bard of Stratford-Upon-Avon really write his plays? Lack of hard evidence suggests otherwise. Don’t forget to Subscribe for more Conspiracies! – A massive thank you to our super fans who have supported us on our Patreon page. Feel free to take a look at the rewards we have on offer for our supporters here: —————— Video Endboard Links: The Gospel of Judas:… Read Article →

First Encounter: King Lear | RSC Education | Royal Shakespeare Company

First Encounter: King Lear | RSC Education | Royal Shakespeare Company

This edited version of King Lear was created specifically for younger audiences and played in schools across England as well as at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, where this film was made. [Applause] [Applause] Edmund Edmund it's not this Edmund your son his breedings has been at my charge I have so often blushed to acknowledge him I cannot conceive you so this young fellows mother could whereupon… Read Article →

There Is No Escaping Shakespeare | The New York Times

There Is No Escaping Shakespeare | The New York Times

Shakespeare died 400 years ago, but his influence on language and culture remains. Produced by: Louis Bayard, Robin Stein, and Taige Jensen Read the story here: Subscribe to the Times Video newsletter for free and get a handpicked selection of the best videos from The New York Times every week: Subscribe on YouTube: Watch more videos at: ————————————————————— Want more from The New York Times? Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Google+: Whether… Read Article →

Auf der Suche nach Shakespeare (Portrait)

Auf der Suche nach Shakespeare (Portrait)

Eine historische Detektivgeschichte, ein elisabethanischer Krimi, eine Ermittlung über das Leben William Shakespeares (1564 – 1616) vor dem Hintergrund seiner bewegten Zeit. Mit Michael Wood (2004). Weitere Informationen, Verweise auf Artikel & Videos zu den Themen Literatur & Theater auf der Google+ Seite von TextundBuehne hier:

William Shakespeare - the Greatest Writer in the English Language - mysimpleshow

William Shakespeare – the Greatest Writer in the English Language – mysimpleshow

William Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers in English history and his legacy lives on almost 400 years after his time. But why is he so famous? Find out with this explainer video! Created using mysimpleshow – Sign up at and create your own simpleshow video for free. William Shakespeare the greatest writer in the English language William Shakespeare has been dead for 400 years but he's still one… Read Article →

Shakespeare's Lear

Shakespeare's Lear

Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear. With Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Bate and Katherine Duncan-Jones.

Shakespeare and Religion

Shakespeare and Religion

Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, explores the religious influences in Shakespeare’s work in the context of 16th century England – a time when the Church of England was given an established authority, Pope Pius V had excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I, and anti-Catholic laws were introduced. He explores how Shakespeare handles religious themes in his plays, and how he uses images from… Read Article →

Ran: The Shakespearean Apocalypse – Summer of Shakespeare Fan Pick #4

Ran: The Shakespearean Apocalypse – Summer of Shakespeare Fan Pick #4

Akira Kurosawa’s darkest masterpiece, and its relation to one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays. All third party clips are used under Fair Use. Follow me on Twitter: Tumblr: Support me on Patreon: It's about time. Ran. Akira Kurosawa's last masterpiece. A film as beautiful as it is bleak. Ran. A single word, a single syllable, translated from the Japanese as— "Ran" "Ran" "Ran" I swear to God. Okay, according to Wiktionary… Read Article →

Exploring English: Shakespeare

Exploring English: Shakespeare

Improve your English language skills by looking at the life and works of William Shakespeare and his enduring popularity in our fantastic, free online course. It starts Monday 27 February, so click here to find out more:

Shakespeare and death

Shakespeare and death

Professor Laurie Maguire discusses the theme of death in Shakespeare’s tragedies, histories, and comedies. She considers how Elizabethans encountered death on a daily basis, and how Shakespeare was clearly very familiar with the details of death, and murder. www.oup.com/Shakespeare Laurie Maguire is Professor of English at the University of Oxford, tutorial fellow at Magdalen College, and the author or editor of several books. She is a regular theater reviewer for… Read Article →

Shakespeare and Nature

Shakespeare and Nature

Charlotte Scott explains how Shakespeare uses the natural world to amplify the emotional and psychological elements of his plays. She examines the use of the forest in As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Andronicus and Two Gentlemen of Verona. www.oup.com/Shakespeare Charlotte Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has written widely on Shakespeare, including Shakespeare and the Idea of the… Read Article →

FEATURE TRAILER: King Lear - Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

FEATURE TRAILER: King Lear – Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

Directed by David Farr Toppled by pride and stripped of all status, King Lear heads into the wilderness with a fool and a madman for company. Shakespeare’s great tragedy peels away the trappings of society to reveal the unforgiving truth of the human condition. After their acclaimed collaboration on The Winter’s Tale, David Farr once again directs the ensemble. Greg Hicks takes the title role with Kathryn Hunter playing the… Read Article →

Why do we study Shakespeare? - Part One

Why do we study Shakespeare? – Part One

In this first episode, William Shakespeare answers the question of why students have to study his plays in school. He speaks about the relevance to their life and the world in general. Shakespeare also addresses the influence his work has had on popular culture. good morrow I'm William Shakespeare and today I'm going to answer your questions on why you study Shakespeare Deb writes dear mr. Shakespeare why do we… Read Article →

Top 10 Plays By William Shakespeare

Top 10 Plays By William Shakespeare

His works were either “born great, achieved greatness, or had greatness thrust upon them.” Join MsMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Plays by William Shakespeare. Subscribe►► Facebook►► Twitter►► Instagram►► Special thanks to ian_a_wm2014, theyakkoman, ninou78, Rehaan Joshi and hyprmania52 for submitting this idea on our interactive suggestion tool at For this list, we’re focusing on the specific works from Shakespeare that were penned to be… Read Article →

Shakespeare's Tragedies and an Acting Lesson: Crash Course Theater #15

Shakespeare's Tragedies and an Acting Lesson: Crash Course Theater #15

Shakespeare’s tragedies…were tragic. But they had some jokes. They also changed the way tragedies were written. Characters like Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear had tragic outcomes, but they were sympathetic characters in a lot of ways. This was a big change from the way Seneca and the Greeks wrote tragedies, and it caught on. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at Thanks to… Read Article →