In case you’ve forgotten: Tomorrow is Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday. In my recent post I wrote about the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene-Flash Mob event that the Folger is hosting on YouTube. We’ve gotten lots of questions and comments about this activity, and we’re hoping that you take the time to get your students to create this scene.
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As you probably know, April 23 is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the Folger Education staff wants to get everyone involved in the celebration. So we are hosting a Balcony Scene Flash Mob Festival. It’s simple. It’s fun. And it will get a lot of people speaking Shakespeare. We hope to get groups from all across the… Continue Reading »
As you’re probably well aware, there are bazillions of versions of Romeo and Juliet on film. From the silent era through the present day, the pair has inspired countless adaptations from the faithful to the fun-house. Below I’m listing a few of my favorites, but please share your favorites in the comments! When I was growing… Continue Reading »
Team Folger just returned from the Worlds Together Conference, part of the World Shakespeare Festival in London. Worlds Together was a collaboration between Tate Modern, Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and British Museum. This international conference brought together artists and educators to explore the place of Shakespeare and the arts in young people’s learning today. Held at… Continue Reading »
I’ve trolled through YouTube and found some wacky Hamlet humor. Here’s ‘A Small Rewrite’ made for Comic Relief, with Hugh Laurie as Shakespeare and Rowan Atkinson as the editor. Here’s Mel Gibson doing Hamlet on Monsterpiece Theater. Brian Cox teaches a young lad, perhaps his grandson, to recite Hamlet‘s famous soliloquy. And a little boy (4 months old)… Continue Reading »