Le présent billet a été rédigé par Jonathan Goldberg, que je remercie. Une traduction en français sera publiée prochainement sur ce blog.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
On April 14, 2011, the Royal Shakespeare Company will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a new series of plays at its four theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, the town in northern England where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. (1) The names of the theatres are The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, The Swan Theatre, The Courtyard Theatre and The Other Place.
Interior of Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Actor Geoffrey Streatfeild in the RSC's Henry V. Photograph: Tristram Kenton
On April 12, the British Royal Mail will issue six stamps and a miniature sheet to commemorate the occasion.
The website of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre: www.rsc.org.uk
Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Wikipedia
Royal Shakespeare Company (français)
The Miniature Sheet comprises four stamps showing a collage of the four theatres from the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford-upon-Avon campus against a background based upon the concept of the stage, with actors and theatrical scenery.
Another British theatre associated with William Shakespeare is the “Globe Theatre”, built in 1599, on the south bank of the Thames in London. Shakespeare’s plays were performed there during his lifetime. It was destroyed by fire in 1613 and then reconstructed in 1997, about 230 metres from the location of the original Globe.
The reconstructed Globe Theatre, London, reproducing the design of the original theatre
Adam, John Cranford. The Globe Playhouse: Its Design and Equipment.
New York: Barnes & Noble, 1942.
Shapiro, James. A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599.
New York: Harper Collins, 2005.
Shakespeare’s Globe – Wikipedia
Théâtre du Globe – Wikipedia
Plans are being made to build “The New Globe Theater” in New York Harbor
Some Shakespearean actors:
Dame Judi Dench
Sir Laurence Olivier
Sir John Gielgud
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Recently published books:
Exit Pursued by a Badger:
An Actor's Journey Through History with Shakespeare
by Nick Asbury, 2010
Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?
by James Shapiro, April 2011
(1) the same day as the death of Cervantes