Antic Shake Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Antic Shakespeare Theatre Company presents their spring production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s production of two pairs of star-crossed lovers, an inept band of actors, and two opposing fairy camps is…
In honor both of the Antic Shakes’ production of Midsummer Night’s Dream opening this Friday (4/19) and next Tuesday’s National Talk Like Shakespeare Day (4/23), I’m sharing list of Mental Floss’ “11 most strange productions, original plays, and acting companies” based on/paying homage to Shakespeare’s body of work.
Why no, I’m sure the 16th century armored soldiers just happened to be on their way somewhere to be captured in the carpark at the initiation of the excavation. (via Human remains found in Leicester car park DO belong to Richard III as scientists prepare to reveal results of DNA testing | Mail Online)
Newsreel footage of Orson Welles’Voodoo MacBeth. Get familiar!
Since Antic Shakespeare is now an officialDuke University student organization, it’s time to pass off this blog to capable student hands. I hope you’ll stay tuned for more Shakespeare tidbits and information about campus performances from the troupe. For now the new page http://anticshakesofficial.tumblr.com/ looks very similar but under new ownership there might be some artistic changes. Stay tuned!
A belated birthday wish to Willie Shakes!
All of his plays are about how you live as human beings, in families, in society, in nations. Shakespeare’s not pedantic and not telling you the right way to do something. He asks, ‘what if?’ and, ‘now what?’ and, ‘how do you want the world to be?’
Seemed appropriate given our turn to the Jacobean next Fall. (via The Indoor Jacobean Theatre: Introduction | Shakespeare’s Globe Blog)
SPOILER ALERT: #10 on their list is “The Bear” from The Winter’s Tale. (via The 10 best Shakespeare characters | Culture | The Observer)