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Pages 2001

The Histories: Shakespeare wrote ten plays about English kings (from John to Henry VIII), as well as several plays based upon Roman history (the most famous of these are Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra).
" The English history plays reflect the nationalism of England under Queen Elizabeth. The plays point to an English "sense of epic destiny, and the moral complexities of getting and holding on to sovereign power" (Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. 1, 6th ed., p. 411). The Roman histories reflect the Renaissance admiration of classical Greece and Rome and taste for classical (Greek and Latin) learning. There is an audience for both Roman and English history plays in Shakespeare's time because humanists felt that "modern" (16th century) England had inherited the torch from classical antiquity. For the English humanists, Elizabeth's England is the "rebirth"of the glories of the Roman Empire (recall that the 16th century was a time of global exploration and conquest during which Britain strove to expand its empire into the New World... )" Shakespeare's Plays

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Script Analysis

Twelfth Night
Shakespeare 2001, Director's Notes

King Henry VI (3 parts), Richard II (2 parts) -- King Henry IV to Henry V.

SHOWS: 12th Night
Shake 2004 @ (my latest and last S. show): “making the beast with two backs” (Othello, I, i)

Shake porn: Titles that actually exist (among others): Macbeth (seems to be code for violent hardcore) * Measure for Measure (gay department store salesmen) * Hamlet - for the Love of Ophelia * Romeo and Julian * Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet * Taming of the Screw * Othello: Dangerous Desire * A Midsummer Night's Cream * A Midsummer's Night Dream * A Midsummer's Wet Dream * Much Ado About Nuttin' [ source ]

Shakespeare @ Amazon


list + PoMo-Shake (where?)

... 2007 + ... Utopia Project


Histories of William Shakespeare (5pc) B0002CHIVK * Featuring some of Btitain's most distinguished theatrical talent: Derek Jacobi, Sir John Gielgud, Charles Gray, Jon Finch, Martin Shaw, David Gwillim and Anthony Quayle, and many more. DVD brings out the rich beauty in the acting and sound. The English language subtitles allow viewers to correctly understand the rapid fire of the beautiful language of William Shakespeare.
Contains 5 plays on 5 DVD's: Henry V, Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II

* A Shakespeare Timeline Summary Chart *

The Age of Shakespeare (Modern Library Chronicles) 0679642447 * From Publishers Weekly: While the age of Shakespeare overlapped with the both the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, Kermode's compact, erudite appreciation of the Bard is less about Shakespeare's private life and turbulent times than his theatrical milieu and the worlds he created for the stage. Quick summaries of the pressing political issues of the Protestant Reformation and the successor Queen Elizabeth are followed by up-to-date surveys of the debates over Shakespeare's possible crypto-Catholicism and his "missing" years. But Kermode hits his stride with the plays. His breakdown of Shakespeare's artistic development and mature achievement by the various acting companies and theaters he was associated with-from the Lord Chamberlain's Company to the renamed King's Men, from the Theatre and the Rose to the Globe and Blackfriars-proves a satisfying structure to match the swift pace. Inevitably, the brevity of the Chronicles format can't provide equal time to all of Shakespeare's million-plus words of dramatic poetry, and Kermode prefers the tragedies and romances over the histories and comedies (to say nothing of the sonnets). Occasionally shifting to lectern manner, he also revisits some of his favorite tropes, which he explored in Shakespeare's Language, such as rhetorical doubling and pairing in Hamlet and the theme of equivocation in Macbeth. While Ben Jonson declared, "[Shakespeare] was not for an age, but for all time!" Kermode pleasurably shows how he and his works were of their age and also transcended it.-- was not for an age, but for all time!" Kermode pleasurably shows how he and his works were of their age and also transcended it.
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12th Night

2007 - pomo shake pages?


... not to forget to write about Shakespeare secondary sources!


What is our history without Shakespeare?

His impact on 21 century is no less than of Christianity?

In fact, most of (real) Christian ideas we get THROUGH Shakespeare.

"Real" means applicable.

Get it in


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Shakespeare History Plays

Shakespeare - Script Analysis
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Thinking about Stoppard, R/G are Dead, Theatre UAF 2008:

Shakespeare is not just Theatre History, but HISTORY -- history we know, we use, unlike historical event with no relevance to us (their endless wars, for example).

... -- place to talk about it?


From THR121 Fundamentals of Acting:

"I'm an odd one who likes Shakespeare. So my monologue is from Henry The Fifth, Act IV Scene IV, lines 18-67. This is Henry's pre-battle speech for Agincourt one of England's most celebrated victories. The English army is vastly outnumbered and heavily demoralized. Just prior to this monologue Westmoreland tells Henry that he wishes they had more troops from home to help them win this battle." -Tom Creek [ my tech student ]

What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
Familiar in his mouth as household words
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
>From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

[ I do not even mention S. history plays in my drama classes. ]

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From theatre
I'm trying to collect images from my webpages in a new place = (albums)

"Shakespeare" images? No special collection?

theatre + my shows + RG (pre-production notebook)...

... Google Earth [link -- how to embed?] virtual tour of the Globe.

The Globe tour on video ( -- theatre playlist).

-- where? Shakespeare

Theatricalization of postmodern life... [ use + text directoris ] 400 Years of Hamlet

[ Shakespeare on/in Film ]

... "American Shakespeare"?

First, it were "Chekhov Pages", then "Beckett Year", and now -- "Shakespeare Files"?

Thre plays by Shakespeare staged by me at UAF and have their web-presence : Hamlet * Taming of the Shrew * 12th Night...

I still think about King Lear, but I know it's not going to be. Not even in my Utopia Project ( webshow.

... and Birth of Modernity

Yes, Shakespeare Files! Shakespeare is the only history I like...

It is postmodern feeling?

Maybe, but what i can do with my very old discovery that there is much more reality in fiction, than in the history of wars and stupidity.


The Globe as Symbol (tour) : to use for Dramlit'07 (?)

[ put shakespeare's links to Hamlet(Dreams), Shrew & 12th Night (shows) pages!

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