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Those in attendance shouldn’t expect a Renaissance-era version of “Midsummer,” though. The story will be set in 1967 San Francisco during the summer of love, complete with hippie-clad actors. …

The goal… is to make Shakespeare accessible to kids…

Southern Shakespeare Festival seeks volunteers for April revival

Because people born in the 21st century find thoughts of their grandparents doin’ it in Golden Gate Park “accessible.”

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Seriously, despite boomers’ delusions of eternal youth, the summer of love probably feels just as much part of a bygone era as the Renaissance for a kid today. Relatedly, I saw Boyhood this weekend and was slightly traumatized that the 2000s have gone on long enough that a coming of age story can be told entirely within the confines of the century, with scenes of childhood nostalgia taking place after 9-11.

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Wait, they want to make Shakespeare accessible to kids? They do know it was not written for children, right? These are probably the same people that freak out about the content in Young Adult books, yet they want to take a story about getting busy in the woods with random people and sprites and make it more accessible for children? 

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Shakespeare is meant to be SEEN! Check out our list of favorite Shakespeare movie adaptations and stop by the Severna Park branch next week to watch one on the big screen (and there will be free popcorn)!

I wrote another thing for work :-)

Spending the afternoon with @josswhedon (well, his commentary on Much Ado, which is making me appreciate this play more already) #shakespeare #movies

Do I file my new Much Ado on the Joss Whedon shelf or Shakespeare shelf? #geek #librarianproblems

  • Rimmer: That's it then, is it? Toodle pip, King Lear, Farewell Macbeth, bye bye Hamlet.
  • Lister: Have you ever actually read any of it?
  • Rimmer: I've seen West Side Story, that's based on one.
  • Lister: Have you ever actually read any of it?
  • Rimmer: Not all the way through, no. But I can quote some though.
  • Lister: Well, go on then.
  • Rimmer: Now...that's all I remember.
  • Lister: What's that from then?
  • Rimmer: Richard III, you moron. The brilliant "Now" speech he does at the beginning. Now...something something something - oh, it's BRILLIANT. Unforgettable!

Beatrice is my spirit animal.

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Twue wove.

I cannot even tell you the mad crush I had on Kenneth Branagh when I was a kid because of this movie. 


Can’t wait to see this. NT Live, hurry up an announce screenings in my area!


Manchester International Festival 2013: Fist Look at Sir Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth

wait wait, Branagh and ALEX KINGSTON?!?!?!  OMG PLEASE someone make this available FOREVER.  I need to see it.  My favorite tragedy performed by some of my favorite actors??

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If you’ve never read Shakespeare’s plays, you’re missing out on some quality zingers.



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