This bust of the Bard, William Shakespeare, was commissioned by his widow and friends in 1623, just 7 years after his death. It was carved by Gerard Jansen and is considered to be a very good representation of how Shakespeare looked. The memorial overlooks his tomb in the chancel of Holy Trinity church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Globe Theatre in Shakespeare's time. Es ist zwar das Globe und somit in Southwark und nicht der Ort, an dem Romeo und Julia aufgeführt würde aber mir gefiel der Querschnitt so gut.
Welcome to Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe is a world-renowned theatre, education centre, and cultural landmark, located on the bank of the River Thames in London, UK.
Telesio, Bernardino To Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Renaissance and Reformation)
Telesio, Bernardino (1509-1588) Italian natural philosopher Telesio was born at Cosenza and was educated by his uncle who taught him Greek, thus enabling him to make direct contact with Greek scientific writings. He studied at Padua where he became disillusioned […]
LondonTown.com | Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Images Bankside London
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Built in wood and thatch, using techniques from 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opened in 1996. Although it is not an exact replica, it is close, and plays are performed in the open-air, rain or shine. The thrust stage, and the fact that cheap standing tickets are available for every performance, create a…
Commonly Used Terms in Shakespeare’s Stage Directions
In my last post, I took a quick look at the lack of stage directions in Shakespeare’s plays. However, within the few directions that the Bard does give, there are some commonly used phrases, which may seem rather alien. Why do they seem alien? Well, it has a lot to do with our modern understanding of how a theatre should look. Because, of course, Shakespeare’s theatres, whether outdoor, like The Globe, or indoor, like Blackfriars, were vastly different from the proscenium arch theatres that…