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NEW PODCAST! Richard Burton - William Shakespeare - The Rapt of Lucrece - HD Remastered - Restored Edition

EDUCATIONAL PODCASTS -  [ Historical Series ] - Richard Burton  

The Rapt of Lucrece (1594) - Studio recording 1961 - HD Remastered - Restored Edition



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Pick up the cue! - Poems

Maximianno Cobra's Selection
'To fill with worm-holes stately monuments,
To feed oblivion with decay of things,
To blot old books and alter their contents,
To pluck the quills from ancient ravens' wings,
To dry the old oak's sap and cherish springs,
To spoil antiquities of hammer'd steel,
And turn the giddy round of Fortune's wheel;

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Interviews - John Paton - Role: Sempronius - MISANTHROPOS

John Paton
Role: Sempronius

Before we start, and just because you're a fellow Bristol boy, I have to ask: what's your favourite place in Brissle?

I have been away a long time and much has changed. Probably when I was younger my favourite place was the Odeon Cinema and The Dug Out Club or the Locarno night clubs! (hahahaha). However when I visit these days I love the Bristol Old Vic – it brings back happy memories of both my first ever ‘proper’ theatre trip to see The Crucible – age of 12. PLUS I got the thrill of working there in a play called "Croak, Croak, Croak" by Peter Tinniswood, directed by BOV's assistant Artistic Director Gareth Machin.

What was your first exposure to Shakespeare?

Read more: Interviews - John Paton - Role: Sempronius - MISANTHROPOS

NEW PODCAST! Richard Burton - William Shakespeare - Hamlet - HD Remastered - Restored Edition

EDUCATIONAL PODCASTS -  [ Historical Series ] - Richard Burton  

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1600-1) - HD Remastered - Restored Edition



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Read the unabridged Play online: [ LINK ]

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Why Donate?
Donations to Shakespeare Network help sustain free knowledge and educational programs on Shakespeare Network and our ecosystem of Shakespeare Network projects. Your contributions ensure these resources remain accessible and valuable for all. Thank you.

25% Direct support to website:
Keeping the Shakespeare Network websites online is about more than just servers. It also includes ongoing engineering improvements, product development, design and research, and legal support.

25% Administration and governance:
We manage funds and resources responsibly to recruit and support skilled, passionate staff who advance our communities and values.

Our operating budget:
Transparency is core to our organization. The Shakespeare Network develops our annual plan and operating budget through open processes, which are subject to feedback from our volunteers and
Board approval.

50% Direct support to communities:
Shakespeare Network projects exist thanks to the communities that create and maintain them. We strengthen these communities through grants, projects, and training programs.

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