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Maximianno Cobra's Selection
Wherefore do you so ill translate yourself
Out of the speech of peace that bears such grace
Into the harsh and boisterous tongue of war,
Turning your books to graves, your ink to blood,
Your pens to lances, and your tongue divine
To a trumpet and a point of war?

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Save Ukraine - Save Freedom - PEACE !

Save Ukraine - Save Freedom - PEACE !
Europe must build - now - a Humanitarian Bridge towards and between Germany and France as well as other EU countries in order to welcome and protect Ukrainian refugees.

A Bridge of Solidarity.






Timon of Athens - University of Oxford - Prof. Emma Smith - The Shakespeare Companion

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Timon of Athens - University of Oxford
Prof. Emma Smith finishes her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Timon of Athens.





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Maximianno Cobra's Selection
Dear earth, I do salute thee with my hand,
Though rebels wound thee with their horses' hoofs:
As a long-parted mother with her child
Plays fondly with her tears and smiles in meeting,
So, weeping, smiling, greet I thee, my earth,
And do thee favours with my royal hands.

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Shakespeare's Contemporary dramatists

By: Emma Smith

The Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres specialized in new plays which had relatively few performances over a period of a few weeks. There was thus a huge appetite for fresh writing, and hundreds of plays, many now lost, were produced, often collaboratively. In this section of Great Writers some of these non-Shakespearean plays and authors are introduced through a combination of podcasts, ebooks and supporting materials. Some plays - such as John Webster's empathic presentation of a woman who follows her own desires in The Duchess of Malfi (1614) - have had an ongoing life in the modern theatre. Others - such as Thomas Dekker's contemporary fairytale The Shoemakers Holiday (1599) are interesting precisely because they so closely map onto the immediate context of their writing and performance, giving us a window into the late Elizabethan world.
To us, this group of plays and dramatists is overshadowed by Shakespeare's towering reputation.

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To be Hamlet - Documentary - Richard Burton - Olivier - Kingsley - Gassman, Schell... 1985 - TV - 4K

To be Hamlet - Documentary - 1985

Documentary examination of the role of Hamlet, in which ten prominent actors who have played the part discuss Hamlet's personality, Shakespeare's play, and the enduring popular fascination it has inspired. The actors interviewed are Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, Nicol Williamson, Ben Kingsley, Jean Louis Barrault, Vittorio Gassman, Maximilian Schell, Innocenti Smoktunovsky, and Mandy Patinkin. Includes excerpts from various film and television versions of Hamlet, featuring these actors and others.



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