actor / author / producer // often Shakespeare-y // ginger

London. ish.
Joined May 2009
In support of #actors, #homeschooling, #teachers & #students, I’ve made 4 new short films on Playing with #Shakespeare. All with #closedcaptions, all freely available to share. Details below, in this thread. Hope the films provoke lovely Shaxplorations xx #HappyBardday
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Ben Crystal retweeted
Anthony Sher gave simply the best perf in a Shakespeare as Richard III that I have seen in my lifetime.Sending love to Greg as he steps down temporarily to care for his husband and to Erica wholl be a safe pair of hands.This is how the world is sposed 2 work in times of trouble
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Okay, aside from literally everything John Donne ever wrote, what's the horniest English renaissance literature you can think of?
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Potentially a silly question: the claim that King James banned 'Macbeth' for five years...where does this derive from? Is it linked to The Tragedy of Gowrie?
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Replying to @itsDanBull
Think you said it all, Dan, aside from the *eyeroll* such 20th C nonsense demands…
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Ben Crystal retweeted
Latest podcast is an extended interview with Ben Crystal (@bencrystal) about his work in original pronunciation. If you ever wondered what Richard III's "Now is the winter.." sounded like 400 years ago - don't miss it! #shakespeare #literature #acting earreadthis.podbean.com/e/th…
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Replying to @KatieSpina
Hee that’s a lovely thing to read xo
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Just attended "A Key into the 17th Century. Original Pronunciation English expert and Roger Williams writings". It surpassèd exptecteh-syun! Yes, that is THE @bencrystal :) #Shakespeare #OriginalPronunciation #historyLovers #accents #dialects #dialectCoach
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Replying to @edpritch
:_D happy days
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.@HatchlingUK @TriggerStuff postponed in support of #PlymouthTogether xx so @seangarratt & I >>> @RedruthRevival we saw @OwdyadoTheatre in carnmarth.org.uk Quarry Theatre & @ThePantaloons 4person #Tempest @ Buttermarket Grateful to sit & audit again. Brave work all xxx
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Ben Crystal retweeted
👇🏿🤔Forthcoming @Ardenpublisher "Lockdown Shakespeare" vol. -- edited by @gemmaallred @Ben_Broadribb @_erinsullivan_ -- will address this important question & others re: the digital arts...stay tuned🤓🎭 #Shakespeare #Theater #Theatre #ShakeRace
digital theater — is it theater? really interesting new question I myself just came up with. thoughts?
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hey shakespeare academic twitter. anyone out there with a decent level of knowledge on possible original casting / doublings of the lord chamberlain's men? even guesswork is interesting to me. (particularly interested in Richard 3)
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:) backatya bubba xo
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Ben Crystal retweeted
Explore Shakespeare with @bencrystal is now available on DT+! 🎉👉 bit.ly/3qGhELb Begin your students' exploration of #Shakespeare with this accessible series, covering: ✅ Mapping a speech ✅ The First Folio ✅ Iambic pentameter #EnglishTeaching #EnglishResources
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Ben Crystal retweeted
It's release day for #TheRedDragonProject. What might have prompted an East India Company crew to potentially perform Hamlet aboard their ship? Join Captain Keeling’s crew for a treacherous journey East to find out how the curse of idleness is lifted! vimeo.com/570327664
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MY NEW BOOK BABY IS FINALLY HERE AND IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL ❤️ Due out July 8th in the States and August 8th UK! Thank you so much Elysia Gallo, Rebecca Zins and everyone at Llewellyn Worldwide ❤️🙏❤️ Thank you to @bencrystal and @austintichenor for blurbs and support ❤️
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Replying to @JaredMezzocchi
Taking this opportunity to champion @PascaleExeter @RachieNix @Illuminations @bencrystal @_theBrownprint_ @_erinsullivan_ @gemmaallred, all of whom have been theorising and write-write-writing eloquently and passionately about digital arts in lockdown 🙂
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