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Sonnet no 8: By William Shakespeare

Sonnet no 8: By William Shakespeare

Sonnet no 8: By William Shakespeare Read by: Bertram Selwyn (Bernard Shakespeare) “Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly? Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy: Why lov’st thou that which thou receiv’st not gladly, Or else receiv’st with pleasure thine annoy? If the true concord of well-tuned sounds, By unions married, do offend thine ear, They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds In singleness the… Read Article →

Staging of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' Features 'Trump' Getting Assassinated

Staging of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' Features 'Trump' Getting Assassinated

The audience reaction has been mixed for New York City’s latest ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ production, which shows a character that resembles President Trump being brutally stabbed to death. William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ which opened May 23 and will be performed throughout this month in Central Park, is causing a stir among audiences due to its apparent inspiration from the Trump administration. The play’s climax comes with Caesar’s stabbing death… Read Article →

Winter Lectures 2016: Why Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare; why it matters

Winter Lectures 2016: Why Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare; why it matters

“As we mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, Professor Tribble examines recent debates about Shakespeare’s authorship of plays ascribed to him and shows why it matters that they were written by the man from Stratford.” – Professor Lyn Tribble, Department of English & Linguistics, Division of Humanities. Lecture delivered on Wednesday 6 July 2016, at Parliament Theatrette, Wellington at 6:00pm. Video via www.r2.co.nz For more information about the series, visit

Act 2 Scene 2 | Cymbeline | Royal Shakespeare Company

Act 2 Scene 2 | Cymbeline | Royal Shakespeare Company

Watch Bethan Cullinane as Innogen and Oliver Johnstone as Iachimo in Act 2, Scene 2 of our production of Cymbeline, directed by Melly Still. The production played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and was screened around the world. It will be in performance at the Barbican from October 21 2016 who's there my woman Helen so leave you matter what hour is it almost midnight Madame prep three hours… Read Article →

Shakespeare: Queen Elizabeth I

Shakespeare: Queen Elizabeth I

Details the role of Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare’s life. To view the full feature, please visit: Queen Elizabeth patron of the Arts Queen Elizabeth the first the Virgin Queen the daughter of Henry the eighth and Anne Boleyn protector of the realm patron of the Arts and the last reigning monarch of the Tudor dynasty Elizabeth served as Queen of England during the greatest years of the English Renaissance this… Read Article →

In Search of Shakespeare's London

In Search of Shakespeare's London

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford — but he lived in London throughout his professional life. Although the capital has changed greatly over the past 400 years, traces of the city that the playwright called home can still be found. Join journalist and author Dan Falk on a brief tour of Shakespeare’s London. although William Shakespeare was born in Stratford it was in London that he wrote his great plays… Read Article →

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 →

Act 1, Scene 1 | Titus Andronicus | Royal Shakespeare Company

Act 1, Scene 1 | Titus Andronicus | Royal Shakespeare Company

Tamora (played by Nia Gwynne) pleads for Titus (David Troughton) to show mercy to her son. Titus Andronicus plays at the Barbican Theatre in London from 7 December 2017 to 19 January 2018. I given you the noblest that survives the eldest son of this distress earth Queen Thank Roman brethren gracious Conqueror victorious Titus through the tears I shed a mother's tears in passion for her son and if… Read Article →

Shakespeare Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Shakespeare Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Sonnet 116, by Shakespeare; read by Jamie Muffett. sonnet 116 let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments love is not love which alters when it alteration finds or bends with the remover to remove oh no it is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken it is the star to every wandering bark whose Worth's unknown although his height be taken love's… Read Article →

Shakespeare classic gets South Asian twist in new adaptation

Shakespeare classic gets South Asian twist in new adaptation

An adaptation of the Shakespeare classic ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ gives the play a South Asian twist. Put on by B.C.’s Bard on the Beach, this version is set in 1947 India at the cusp of Indian independence from the colonizing British. Organizers hope that a more inclusive theatre experience might attract different audiences. To read more: »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: Connect with CBC… Read Article →

William Shakespeare Explained In 5 Questions

William Shakespeare Explained In 5 Questions

Often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time, William Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world literature. No writer’s living reputation can compare to that of Shakespeare, whose plays—written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries for a small repertory theatre—are now performed and read more often and in more countries than ever before. MORE — ~~~ Encyclopaedia Britannica… Read Article →

Winter Sleep – Shakespeare Scene

Winter Sleep – Shakespeare Scene

The Shakespeare scene from Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s movie Winter Sleep – winner of the Palme d’Or at 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Subscribe to Nuri Bilge Ceylan: Follow NBC Film on Twitter: Like NBC Film on Facebook: Winter Sleep (Kış Uykusu) is a 2014 Turkish drama film directed by famous Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. The story set in Anatolia and examines the significant divide between the rich and the poor… Read Article →