This time it’s been Love’s Labour’s Lost that has highlighted our Shakespeare month. My text is called ‘Mockery and Merriment’(see below).
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- The City of Silk and Steel by Mike, Linda and Louise Carey doesn’t really have a Shakespeare reference but almost a quote: Villain Jamal to his enemy Zuleika, ‘How goes it with you, Lady?’ Close enough!
- Dagens Nyheter has had reports on the new productions of Hamlet, at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, for example.
- On TVs Kulturnytt we were informed, in connection with the abovementioned production, that Hamlet was the first Shakespeare play performed in Sweden and that was 200 years ago. This is the seventh time (at this theatre I assume they mean) and the first time it’s directed by a woman, Sofia Jupither. The reviewer Anna Hedelius liked it.
- In Practicing New Historicism Stephen Greenblatt and his co-author Catherine Gallagher refer many times to Hamlet.
Further since last time:
- Watched: the Globe version of Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Posted this month
- ‘Mockery and Merriment’ in Love’s Labour’s Lost. https://rubyjandshakespearecalling.blogspot.com/2019/03/loves-labours-lost-mockery-and-merriment.html
- This report
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