Archive for May, 2010


Cardiff Shakespeare Readers: King Lear

May 10, 2010

The next Cardiff Shakespeare Readers gathering will take place this Sunday.

King Lear

Sunday May 16th 2010, 6.30pm,

Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

Click here for more information.


Shakespeare the man from Stratford comes to Cardiff

May 5, 2010


The New Theatre

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 September

Evenings 7.30pm;
Saturday Matinee 2.30pm

STUDENT SPECIAL: For any evening performance (except Saturday) £5.00 each from 6.00pm onwards

By Jonathan Bate

Starring Simon Callow

“Shakespeare is the greatest writer the world has ever known. But we know nothing about him. Or do we? In a magical tour-de-force, Simon Callow, one of Britain’s greatest actors, tracks down the real William Shakespeare, bringing to life both the man and the unforgettable characters – lovers, kings, soldiers and clowns – who have since conquered the world’s stages.

Following the worldwide success of The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End / Broadway) and hot on the heels of his sell-out hit Dr Marigold & Mr Chops, Callow joins forces with Jonathan Bate, pre-eminent Shakespeare biographer and editor of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare: The Complete Works, to fill the stage with Shakespeare’s real and imagined worlds. A theatrical event not to be missed.” New Theatre Website

This is a date for your diary perhaps.


Homeless actors to stage Shakespeare on the streets

May 3, 2010

“A group of actors with experience of homelessness are about to take centre stage with their own version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Set in the present day on the streets of Manchester, Dream on the Streets is a multi-media production, with live music, live performance and film.” Inspire Magazine

Dream on the Streets will be performed at the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme on Saturday 15 May at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, concessions £4 – Box office 0161 226 1912

Find out more here.


Shakespeare’s book

May 1, 2010

The latest issue of the journal, English Studies, contains Johann Gregory‘s review of Shakespeare’s Book: Essays in Reading, Writing and Reception.

The volume, which collects a range of essays, is editied by Richard Meek, Jane Rickard and Richard Wilson.

Here is the link to the book review.

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