Author: Shake & tumble

Thanks to Easter, ANZAC day, and lots to do at…

Thanks to Easter, ANZAC day, and lots to do at work, I’m a bit late to the ‘Happy Birthday Shakespeare’ party this year.

Two photos I took of the ornate ceiling, and the stained glass windows in the Shakespeare Room at the NSW State Library — the windows depict the seven ages of man, from As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII), and were crafted by Arthur Benfield.

ken-branagh: Q: Of course, it’s not a competit…

ken-branagh:

Q: Of course, it’s not a competition, but is it fair to say, Judi, that you know more Shakespeare than Ken?
Ken: Yes!
Judi: No, no!
Ken: Of course you do! What do you mean?
Judi: Only because of age, if I do.
Ken: It’s because of deep cleverness, it’s as simple as that.

– Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench on The Graham Norton Show promoting the new Shakespeare movie All is True – Jan 25 2019

ken-branagh: Q: Of course, it’s not a competit…

ken-branagh:

Q: Of course, it’s not a competition, but is it fair to say, Judi, that you know more Shakespeare than Ken?
Ken: Yes!
Judi: No, no!
Ken: Of course you do! What do you mean?
Judi: Only because of age, if I do.
Ken: It’s because of deep cleverness, it’s as simple as that.

– Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench on The Graham Norton Show promoting the new Shakespeare movie All is True – Jan 25 2019

yesterdaysprint:

yesterdaysprint:

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, November 21, 1926

yesterdaysprint:

yesterdaysprint:

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, November 21, 1926

Regular

oldchildrensbooks:

The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Duckworth & Co

Covent Garden, London.

Artist : Charles Robinson

Regular

oldchildrensbooks:

The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Duckworth & Co

Covent Garden, London.

Artist : Charles Robinson

shakespearesglobeblog: Richard II in rehearsa…

shakespearesglobeblog:

Richard II in rehearsal. 

Beset by problems at home and abroad, a capricious king is forced to relinquish his ‘hollow crown’. As his supporters abandon him and his power trickles away, Richard reflects with startling eloquence on the disintegration of his status and identity. 

Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton direct the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, in a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British in the light of the Windrush anniversary and as we leave the European Union.  

Richard II opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 22 February. 

Photography by Ingrid Pollard 

shakespearesglobeblog: Richard II in rehearsa…

shakespearesglobeblog:

Richard II in rehearsal. 

Beset by problems at home and abroad, a capricious king is forced to relinquish his ‘hollow crown’. As his supporters abandon him and his power trickles away, Richard reflects with startling eloquence on the disintegration of his status and identity. 

Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton direct the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, in a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British in the light of the Windrush anniversary and as we leave the European Union.  

Richard II opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 22 February. 

Photography by Ingrid Pollard 

bearsofair: Gwendoline Christie staring as Ti…

bearsofair:

Gwendoline Christie staring as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Please let them film this!