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Yes! that's it
Hehe, small world I'll let you know how it goes
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On that note - apparently he was just interviewed on the news!
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(Original post by Acaila)
On that note - apparently he was just interviewed on the news!
Interesting, I am sure he will delight viewers. Any idea which channel?
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Pretty sure it was Reporting Scotland on BBC 1 Scotland. I wasn't watching it, but it was around seven o clock my mum came downstairs, which is when that finishes and she always watches it.
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utter disaster whilst stewarding at the globe today. ok , so first, kate winslet and sam mendes were there and i didnt get to ask him for a job, and then, i somehow contrived to call dominic dromgoole a "bit shifty looking" to his face...ouch.
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I wanna join!!!That's a gr8 idea..a Shakespeare community would b worth it

I'm doing English Lit..I love Shakespeare's work esp Comedy of Errors,Macbeth etc which i have to knw well cuz im doing it for my A-level.
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Bouncy Castle Hamlet sounds like something I want to see!

Going to Stratford next week to see three plays in one day I love being a shakespeare geek and doing that..
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I'm Baaaack!

Quick rundown of the festie Shakespeare:

Macbeth - Walking Play: Second time I've seen it. Think I preferred it the first time cos the bloke's were hotter/cuddlier and there were fewer American accents. Not anti-American, just doesn't help my suspension of disbelief. Wandering around graveyards and fancy bits of Edinburgh definitely adds to the play - and watching tourists being disturbed by the cast running around with swords, or random adlibs as they try to hold back traffic = most amusing

Bouncy Castle Hamlet: I really really wish I'd come up with this concept! Bouncing was generally very amusing. Think it could definitely have used a more abridged script, and not just because Hamlet kept on forgetting his lines. Normally if you forget your line, you're not supposed to bring attention to it, but oh no, Hamlet's lines became the funniest thing about it (in connection with the "rubber-ghost-thing" aka King Hamlet (deceased) who was prompting/telling him off/generally being funny) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern had an accordion and triangle - much amusement! And the play within the play was done.....get this....on a miniature bouncy castle on a bouncy castle....Inspirational!!!

Cymbeline - Argh! Small children and people having picnics - the perils of outdoor theatre. But I really enjoyed it. Cymbeline is such a daft show, and this production really used that to their benefit, with plenty of humorous additions and comedy Welsh people. And they did it all with only seven people (and one of those was a musician who only played...Zeus' eagle). That proved very interesting for the really big scenes... Anyway, I laughed a lot, and not just at the original lines "Posthumus, where is thy head?" for example.
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woo off to see peter stein's troilus and cressida in stratford tomorrow!
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Michael Boyd's Henry VI trilogy in Stratford is rather amazing. 10 hours of high energy action packed Shakespeare all in one day. The actors must have been totally exhausted by the end of it. I recommend it!!
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Have any of you read the adult version of his plays.

you probably havnt as hes done it under a diferent name

william shagspeare
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I'm going to see The Tempest at the Tron theatre in Glasgow next Friday. It's the Tron theatre company, hope it'll be good !!

My best Shakespeare memory is when the RSC came to Paris to play Julius Caesar in June 2005. It was awesome, and that's when I fell in love with Ralph Fiennes :suith:
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(Original post by Aslan)
Have any of you read the adult version of his plays.

you probably havnt as hes done it under a diferent name

william shagspeare
his plays are pretty adult as it is, maybe you've been reading children's editions all your life.

titus andronicus... like someone said in this thread, it's an elizabethan kill bill. and you'd be within your rights to call him shagspeare anyway; sex is rife throughout his plays.
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my favourite shagspeare play is "the pornstar"
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I'd like to join,I'm doing AS English literature and also I just finished reading Hamlet,what a clever ending!
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Going to see part one of the Henry VI thing in Stratford again next week I love university because it means plays, plays and plays..
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Go and see Titus Andronicus at the globe.

Bloody brilliant
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seconded.

i spent a few mins staring at a poster for the henry vi thing in uni today but then got distracted and walked away. it's only on for another week or so.. hmm.
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(Original post by Phillip)
Go and see Titus Andronicus at the globe.

Bloody brilliant
The key word here is Bloody
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I went to see the Tempest at the Novello Theatre with Patrick Stewart, it was brilliant. Even though it's set in a modern(ish) time it's pulled off really well. The actors were obviously very comfortable with the language and it was actually funny - officially the first time I've laughed at Shakespeare! I do think that Miranda could be better cast though, they just made her out to be quite stupid and clumsy...

On a different note, does anyone know of a website that has the French script for Romeo and Juliet? I had one yesterday but then, stupidly, cleared my history etc. and can't find it any more! I want to follow a French DVD version I have as there are no subtitles.

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