Modern performance, adaptation and appropriation of Shakespeare on stage, screen, and beyond. Blog co-editors: @gemmaallred and @Ben_Broadribb. #RethinkingShax

Joined October 2019
The #RethinkingShax team are grateful for the fascinating work theatre practitioners are doing to bring Shakespeare in performance to audiences in lockdown. Thank you! 🙂 You can find links to all of our #RethinkingLockdown articles in this thread, which we'll update regularly.
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'Action is eloquence': (Re)thinking Shakespeare retweeted
"Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all: What hast thou then more than thou hadst before? No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call— All mine was thine before thou hadst this more." Sonnet 40, 1-4 #ShakespeareSunday
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‘Tut, I have lost myself. I am not here.’: Rethinking Romeo in Ola Ince’s Romeo & Juliet by @Ben_Broadribb link.medium.com/Cscb8nBAsjb Fascinating and insightful review of the current @The_Globe Romeo and Juliet here. Really wish I hadn't missed the live stream now!
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"Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye." Love's Labour's Lost, 2.1.18 #ShakespeareSunday
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"Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, Having some business, do entreat her eyes To twinkle in their spheres till they return." Romeo and Juliet, 2.2.15-17 #ShakespeareSunday
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Continuing the spirit of the wonderful watch parties at #BSA2021 earlier this year, tonight sees the inaugural watch party of #LAVA: "Live Audience, Virtual Art" - named in honour of the bear-usurping volcano in Negroni's 1913 silent film version of The Winter's Tale 🌋 > 🐻 /1
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It was a genuine honour and privilege to chair @robmyles and @DrJeffreyWilson's plenary session at #BritGrad2021 last week and see them launch the Teaching @TSMGOnlineLive resource they've worked to create - and which will undoubtedly prove invaluable for educators!
ICYMI: @robmyles and @DrJeffreyWilson launched the new Teaching TSMGO online resource at @britgrad last week! Check out this video for a full presentation of student work and a Q+A with Rob and Jeff, and check in thread for the new web page. 👇👇👇👇 piped.kavin.rocks/cxuoaNNQlGg
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"The other two, slight air and purging fire, Are both with thee, wherever I abide; The first my thought, the other my desire, These present-absent with swift motion slide." Sonnet 45, 1-4 #ShakespeareSunday
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"I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio, If I achieve not this young modest girl." The Taming of the Shrew, 1.1.149-50 #ShakespeareSunday
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If you want to read more on this production of Macbeth, @gemmaallred wrote a fantastic article for our co-edited blog @rethinkingshax here, exploring the impact of an all-women and non-binary cast on Lady Macbeth's character in particular medium.com/action-is-eloquen… #BritGradMacbeth
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📢Digital Theatre Alert!📢 Much Ado About Nothing starring some brilliant TikTok Shakespearean cosplayers/actors. Streamed live on Twitch this Friday 20 August (which will actually be 1.00am on Saturday 21 in the UK). This looks wonderful, so don't miss it! #LockdownShakespeare
FRIENDS! SICILIANS! PARTY PEOPLE! meet the cast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which will be streaming LIVE on Friday, August 20th at 8pm EST / 5pm PST @ twitch.tv/theatrenonsense 🎭🥂✨
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"So thou, being rich in Will, add to thy Will One will of mine, to make thy large will more." Sonnet 135, 11-12 #ShakespeareSunday
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"I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream: it shall be called Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom" A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4.1.224-226 #ShakespeareSunday
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Thank you to everyone who attended the Rethinking Dream in Lockdown panel at #BSA2021. Thanks also to everyone who said such lovely things about the Lockdown Shakespeare edited collection @gemmaallred @_erinsullivan_ and I have been co-editing - more info on the book here! /1
Exceedingly excited to announce that @Ben_Broadribb, @_erinsullivan_ and I are co-editing 'Lockdown Shakespeare: New Evolutions in Performance and Adaptation' an edited collection examining a year of Shakespeare in lockdown, to be published by @Ardenpublisher.
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Congratulations to all involved in organising @BSA_Conference! #RethinkingShax co-editors @gemmaallred and @Ben_Broadribb are presenting their research on Lockdown Dreams today at 11.30am BST, featuring @CtrlAlt_Repeat @freshlifetheatr @Ardenpublisher and @ShakesRepublic #BSA2021
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This happened today… @Ben_Broadribb @_erinsullivan_ and I have a complete first draft with only tweaks to go before on time submission to @Ardenpublisher on Saturday!
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If you haven't got tickets for ROCK BOTTOM starring @charlie_actor at @AlmaTavTheatre yet, what have you been waiting for? Tonight's show is at 8pm so you'll need to be quick - or get yourself a ticket for Saturday night if you've left it too late tonight. Don't miss out!
Guess who’s back! 🎭 Alma Tavern and Theatre 🗓 Tonight and Saturday | 8pm 🎟 tickettailor.com/events/alma…
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