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William Shakespeare and #crimeread

April 23, 2013

Today is usually remembered as both the date of Shakespeare’s birth and his death.  You can even talk like Shakespeare for the day (and here are some hints so you really sound like you know what you are talking about).

Many of his plays involve crimes, or perceived crimes, and how these are dealt with progresses the play.  This is true for comedies as well as tragedies and history plays.  You can read about how the performances of his plays have changed over time, look at quartos, and first folios.

Most importantly, watch some Shakespeare and think about how it is a #crimeread.  Shakespeare’s Globe has their own YouTube channel as does the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Both of these channels have interesting interviews and extracts from plays.

Ellen

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