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Why can't the Globe Theatre do something REALLY authentic? Like burn down.

I suppose I don’t really mean this.  I suppose the Wanamaker Theatre on London’s south bank is a valuable and interesting experiment.  But I suppose what I really resent about the idea of the Restored Globe Theatre are its implied claims of “authenticity”, the way it trades on the notion that it can offer a more “truthful” version of a Shakespeare play than anywhere else. 387 more words

First Teaser Image from Private Play Number 3 - Series 2 – The Biggest Artistic Crime of the 21st Century

First Teaser Image from Private Play Number 3– Series 2 – The Biggest Artistic Crime of the 21st Century

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Theatre

The geography of Cymbeline

The first thing to remember is that The Tragedie of Cymbeline is, despite its published title, a comedy. It’s certainly not a Shakespearean ‘history’ so we mustn’t expect any degree of accuracy or verisimilitude. 381 more words

Fantasy

Shakespeare's Globe

Today, 23rd April 2014, marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (as far as we know!). It is also the date on which the Globe Theatre on Bankside, London, opens its doors for the new season. 2,377 more words

Theatre

With a will

Today is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.

Except … like a lot of things about Shakespeare, this is open to debate. His birth was registered at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon on – I think – the 26th of April 1564, and it’s likely he was born a few days before that. 1,751 more words

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Leper + Chip - Theatre Upstairs - Review

Leper + Chip continues at Theatre Upstairs until May 3rd.

Leper is so called as he burnt his leg in a fire, and Chip because of a chipped front tooth in her childhood. 416 more words

Theatre

Urinetown

I was completely underwhelmed by this show when I saw it on Broadway. It was a Sunday afternoon, a while into the run, and it seemed ever so tired. 268 more words

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