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Help! Seeking examples of Shakespeare-themed products

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.179  Tuesday, 14 April 2015

 

From:        Joe Stephenson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 11, 2015 at 1:34:33 AM EDT

Subject:    Re: Help! Seeking examples of Shakespeare-themed products

 

Oberon Ale (from Bell’s Brewery in Michigan) is a favorite among participants at the Medieval Congress every May in Kalamazoo:

http://bellsbeer.com/brands/8-OberonAle

 

 
Book Announcement: John Bell, Shakespeare and the Quest for a New Australian Theatre

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.178  Tuesday, 14 April 2015

 

From:        Adrian Kiernander < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 13, 2015 at 11:38:23 AM EDT

Subject:    John Bell, Shakespeare and the Quest for a New Australian Theatre

 

Adrian Kiernander. John Bell, Shakespeare and the Quest for a New Australian Theatre. Brill/Rodopi: Amsterdam.

 

John Bell, Shakespeare and the Quest for a New Australian Theatre 

 

This book about the work of actor director John Bell is essential reading for anyone interested in Australian theatre and in Shakespearean performance. Adrian Kiernander makes use of the Stage on Screen archive of Australian theatre with extensive video excerpts of performances, and lucidly explains how, for over five decades, Bell has revived and reinvented theatre in Australia with his interpretations of radical new drama and particularly his innovative approach to staging Shakespeare’s plays. This scholarly book reveals why Bell deserves the reputation as a ‘national living treasure’ and a giant of the Australian theatre. It presents a perspective on recent history and national identity through the achievements of theatre and its evolution over time. From carnivalesque to circus, tragedy to farce, Bell has created theatre that is dynamic, vibrant and politically aware and that continues to challenge and excite audiences.

 

 

“A major study of one of Australia’s most original and significant careers in the performing arts, which captures the verve and passion of the twentieth-century Australian cultural renaissance.

Himself an international scholar and professional director, Kiernander’s study of John Bell’s life in the theatre brilliantly explains the long and creative mutual relationship between Shakespeare, the Australian popular theatre tradition and ‘larrikin’ questioning of authority.”—Professor Veronica Kelly, University of Queensland.

 

Adrian Kiernander 

Adjunct Professor of Theatre Studies

School of Arts

University of New England 

AUSTRALIA

e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

<http://www.une.edu.au/study/theatre-studies/>  

 
 
York International Shakespeare Festival

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.177  Tuesday, 14 April 2015

 

[1] From:        Judith Buchanan < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         April 12, 2015 at 7:56:57 AM EDT

     Subject:    York International Shakespeare Festival 

 

[2] From:        Philip Parr < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         April 12, 2015 at 11:56:57 AM EDT

     Subject:    York International Shakespeare Festival 

 

 

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From:        Judith Buchanan < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 12, 2015 at 7:56:57 AM EDT

Subject:    York International Shakespeare Festival

 

Announcing the programme for the inaugural York International Shakespeare Festival - an ambitious new cultural venture for the North of England. 

 

For anyone in the UK in May, you can browse festival shows, talks and exhibitions here: http://issuu.com/ytrmarketing/docs/shakepeare_festival_single_pages

 

Highlights include: 

 

- The Northern Broadsides King Lear, directed by Sir Jonathan Miller

- Gala screening of the Asta Nielsen silent film of Hamlet with fresh score performed live

- Lampe’s comic mock-opera Pyramus and Thisbe

- Aki Isoda’s award-winning Japanese show, Two Shakespeare Heroines 

- Two Gents’ production of The Taming of the Shrew

- an all-female Romeo and Juliet

- public talks by Irena Makaryk, Ton Hoenselaars, Margreta de Grazia, Mike Cordner

- an international Shakespeare exhibition mounted in Tudor manor house Heslington Hall

 

Tickets can be booked here: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/index.php?id=2&category=5

 

Do come!

 

Judith Buchanan

Professor of Film and Literature, University of York (UK)

co-Director, York International Shakespeare Festival

 

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From:        Philip Parr < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 12, 2015 at 11:56:57 AM EDT

Subject:    York International Shakespeare Festival. 

 

Members of this list may like to know about the approaching first edition of a new International Shakespeare Festival – between May 8 – May 17, 2015

 

The festival, also known as YorkShakes, is brought about through an adventurous new partnership between York Theatre Royal, Parrabbola, and the University of York. With traditional retellings and original responses from both local and international production companies, the festival will explore the impact of Shakespeare over four hundred years after his final play. 

 

Shakespeare's work has been performed in the York area for four centuries; his play, Pericles, was performed locally as early as 1610, while the author was still alive. A city with a huge history and a flourishing future, York provides an intimate stage for a festival that will span across broad horizons. Appropriately, in a UNESCO City of Media Arts, the York International Shakespeare Festival will be a focus of international ideas and creativity.

 

A full festival programme can be found on the following link, http://issuu.com/ytrmarketing/docs/shakepeare_festival_single_pages and here are some highlights

 

From Catalonia, Companyia Pelmànec will bring The Diagnosis: Hamlet to the UK and present it in Spanish with English surtitles. Max – dressed in the uniform of an asylum – is desperate to be liberated  from  his pain and fear through the words of Shakespeare and one of his most complicated characters. The mesmerising combination of visual imagery, astounding puppetry and emotionally charged acting will be performed at St Peter’s School on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May. 

 

The University of York will play host to King Lear from Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 May. After the critical and award-winning success of Rutherford & Son, Jonathan Miller will once again join forces with Northern Broadsides to direct the company’s Artistic Director Barrie Rutter in the title role. The story of a family at war with itself as Lear, an aging and deeply flawed man, wrecks his relationship with his three daughters and, in doing so, loses all he has. This is King Lear stripped back to its heart and soul – intimate, moving and utterly believable. Surrounding this event, the University of York have produced a pre-show lecture series which will explore both the nuance of performance and the cultural impact of King Lear.

 

Venues from across the city have opened their doors to York International Shakespeare Festival. The De Grey Rooms will host both the local York Shakespeare Project’s Timon of Athens and the Japanese performer Aki Isoda and her Two Shakespeare Heroines. The Guildhall Council Chambers will be the stage for Richard III produced by the University of York’s Drama Society. The Gillygate Pub is hosting both the intimate H(2)O and the hilarious Shakespeare in his Cups: the first an examination of the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia from the Polish Teatr Strefa Otwarta of Wroclaw, the second a cheeky exploration of drink and drinking in the Bard’s work. At the National Centre for Early Music, Opera Restor’d will present Lampe’s sparkling comic opera Pyramus and Thisbe, conducted by Peter Holman 

 

A substantial supporting programme of talks, exhibitions, films, accompanies the performance programme.

 

follow us on twitter @yorkshakes

 

The festival is a member of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network www.esfn.eu

 

Philip Parr

Artistic Director

Parrabbola

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Director

York International Shakespeare Festival

 
 
R.I.P. Bill Godshalk

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.176  Tuesday, 14 April 2015

 

From:        Bill Lloyd < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 12, 2015 at 7:11:52 PM EDT

Subject:    R.I.P. Bill Godshalk

 

[Editor’s Note: Bill was a long-time member of the SHAKSPER conference and will be greatly missed. –Hardy]

 

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William (Bill) Leigh Godshalk died on March 1, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on July 12, 1937 and grew up in Bangor, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Ursinus College, the University of St. Andrews, and Harvard University. From 1967 to 2013, he was an English professor at the University of Cincinnati. He focused his scholarship on the works of William Shakespeare. Bill is survived by his wife, Rebecca Schaen; his five children, Heather (Larry) McGovern, Elihu (Pam) Godshalk, Jesse (Katie) Jenike-Godshalk, Shannon Jenike-Godshalk, and Rachel Godshalk; three grandchildren, Nicole Morris, Amy McGovern, and Teddy Godshalk; and great-grandchild, Jordan Kingsley. Friends of Bill and his family are invited to remember and celebrate his life on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Bill was a longtime patron of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Project38. 

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New Shakespeare Blog

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.175  Friday, 10 April 2015

 

From:        Jon Ciccarelli < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 10, 2015 at 9:29:08 AM EDT

Subject:    New Shakespeare Blog

 

Introducing a new weekly blog for onstageblog.com: SHAKESPEARE RETRO REVIEWS, rediscovering of past 

 

Shakespeare related books, movies and TV specials that are useful for the modern actor and Shakespeare theater company. 

 

This week:

 

Movies - A review of the Japanese adaptation on “Macbeth” - Akira Kurosawa’s “Throne of Blood” 

http://www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2015/03/31/shakespeare-retro-reviews

 

Books - A review of the more randy side of the Bard with Stanley Wells’ - Shakespeare and Sex and Love 

http://www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2015/4/8/shakespeare-retro-reviews-books-shakespeare-and-sex-and-love-by-stanley-wells

 

TV - A review of the first episode of landmark TV series “Playing Shakespeare” produced by the RSC and hosted by founder and long time director John Barton along with a distinguished panel of actors such as Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Ben Kingsley 

http://www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2015/4/9/shakespeare-retro-reviews-tv-john-bartons-playing-shakespeare-episode-1-the-two-traditions

 
 
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