Upstart Crow (BBC TV series)
Somehow David Mitchell resembles William Shakespeare a lot. „Upstart Crow“ is the name of the new comedy series on BBC Two, where David Mitchell portraits the Bard before he became famous. Struggling with the London city life and the comfort of the Stratford home, including interrupted or late coach rides between the two, the series […]
This wouldn’t happen to Shakespeare’s house
As Ringo Starr’s birthplace is facing the bulldozers and he and Shakespeare are equally important on cultural importance (shakesstandard on Twitter), there’s only one thing we can say: If the council in Stratford wanted to knock down Shakespeare’s birthplace and move it to the NEC there would be outrage. The only difference between the two […]
Es kann noch schlimmer kommen
Mit dem im Titel genannten Satz warnte der vermeintliche Narr, der eher wie ein Hausmeister auf der Bühne der Kammerspiele umherirrte, was die Zuschauer zu erwarten hatten. Was zwar zu Beginn des Stücks einen interessanten Eindruck machte, ebbte bereits in der zweiten Szene zu einer Aneinanderreihung von Sätzen, statischen Bildern und oberflächlichem Spielen ab. Ein […]
The Scottish Play
Once I saw „Macbeth“ in a puppet-theatre. It was really funny to watch Kasper and Seppl getting killed in the event of them rehearsing the play. You all know the „curse“ that lays on the play. A marvellous – but a little hurtful – way to deal with the curse is displayed in this scene […]
your favourite monologue?
Which of those marvellous speeches is your favourite? Is it one of Hamlet’s monologues – dark and melancholic phrases, so often quoted by people, who don’t know anything about Shakespeare at all? Is it a somewhat funny but also thruthful speech of a fool (they are truly the wisest in all of the plays!)? Or […]
It’s always a pleasure to find Shakespeare-nerds on the Internet! And I welcome you on this blog with this marvelous sketch with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie.