Archive for March, 2012


Digital Shakespeare: Voice of Humanities Conference

March 21, 2012

Michael Goodman, a PhD student at Cardiff University, will be presenting a paper tomorrow at the Voice of Humanities Conference:

Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare

 in the age of Digitisation and Hypertext

This presentation will explore how modern technology allows us to create exciting scholarly resources that enable academics, students and the wider public to engage dynamically with historical texts.

It will explain my research into Victorian illustrated Shakespeare and how I am currently curating and creating an open access database of Shakespeare illustrations from this era. It will go on to analyse the complex problems and philosophical implications inherent in such a project and, ultimately, how digital humanities can play a vital role in educational practices.

Find out more about the conference here.


CFP: Shakespeare and Japan

March 20, 2012

Call for Papers: Shakespeare and Japan

Contributions are invited for a special issue of the international journal, Shakespeare, edited by Dominic Shellard.

Submissions will be considered on all aspects of Shakespeare and Japan, ranging from performances, and film and television adaptations to translations and accounts of the plays’ and poems’ critical reception in Japan.

Submissions (marked “Shakespeare and Japan Special Issue”) should be sent via the journal’s online submission site at:

Deadline: 28th January 2013

Find out more here.


Shakespeare et la mémoire 2012

March 18, 2012

The French Shakespeare Society meet this week in Paris. The topic of the conference this year is Shakespeare and Memory. Visit their website and read the programme here:

Programme du Congrès 2012 de la Société Française Shakespeare


Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in Cardiff

March 16, 2012

The first review of Measure for Measure has appeared in The Cardiffian.

“Act One’s performance of Measure for Measure, directed by Josey O’Neal, was an intimate production which successfully tackled the challenging issues of the play; making for uncomfortable viewing at times.” – Emily Davies

Read the full review here.

Find out more about the production (closing March 17th) here.


Shakespeare’s As You Like It at New Theatre, Cardiff

March 14, 2012

New Theatre, Cardiff


Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 March 2012

Evenings 7.30pm
Wednesday. Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

As You Like It celebrates the transforming power of love in one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

Funny, festive and romantic the cast includes the award winning Hedydd Dylan as Rosalind with Kai Owen (Torchwood), Christian Patterson, Robert Blythe and Ifan Huw Dafydd.

As You Like It is directed by Terry Hands, Director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru.

As You Like It marks this acclaimed Welsh company’s return to Cardiff following its smash hit production of the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls last year.

Find out more here.

Henry V coming to New Theatre in May too.


Fabler Shakespeare Readers in Cardiff: Henry V

March 9, 2012

Fabler Shakespeare Readers is a community arts engagement project devised and facilitated by Adam Timms. In 2007, a small group of individuals commenced reading the complete works of Shakespeare above a cafe in Canton, Cardiff. In 2008 the group moved to Chapter arts centre, its current home, and the popularity of the group grew enormously. We regularly involved groups of around 20-30 individuals from the local community – theatre-goers, Shakespeare fans, academics, newcomers, actors, directors, writers – all are welcome!”

Henry V

Sunday March 11th, 2012, 6.30pm, Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

(Cost: £3 on the door)

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff

For more information about Fabler projects click here.


Taming of the Shrew at The Gate, Cardiff

March 6, 2012
Taming of the Shrew – The Gate
Thur 8-Sat 10 March, 07:30pm

Tickets £10/£8 Concession 

“Cardiff Little Theatre presents The Taming of the Shrew – The pursuit of wealth leads to sexual desire as an outrageous courtship forces an unusual union. An innovative approach to Shakespeare’s comedy ensures an entertaining evening.”

Find out more here.

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