Tag Archives: Hamlet

First Folio

Over the years, I’ve seen a manuscript of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, hand-corrected copies of Oscar Wilde’s wildly popular plays, and an illuminated Magna Carta. But nothing quite prepared me for seeing Shakespeare’s First Folio. Published in 1623, … Continue reading

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Barrymore’s Basics

“You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.” John Barrymore John Barrymore is considered one of the most thrilling, chilling Shakespearean actors of all time. Here’s a great story about his huge success on Broadway playing … Continue reading

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Old Wine

“All the world’s a stage.” William Shakespeare Amazing enterprises department: Shakespeare’s Globe is going, well, global! The London theater company recently announced that it’s taking Hamlet on the road. On many roads, in fact: It plans to perform the play … Continue reading

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Falstaff Frolics

“Any one of these [characters] would provide an intriguing story, but Quense stirs them all together to come up with a convoluted plot that could only take place in Gunderland. Schemes and counter schemes, bravery and treachery, battles on land … Continue reading

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