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‘What If Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare, But Someone Else Wrote Him First?’

That’s how one scholar summarizes the theory that the plays of William Shakespeare were written, yes, by the glover’s son from Stratford-upon-Avon — but adapted from scripts and prose works by the courtier and Latin translator Sir Thomas North. Here’s a look at the evidence. – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Theatre, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Stratford, Thomas North, 04.06.21

New discoveries about John Shakespeare: financial ruin and government corruption

A golden age for some, crooked and dishonest for others? Perhaps William Shakespeare grew up thinking this way about Elizabeth I and her ministers as disaster befell his father. Like thousands of others during Elizabeth’s reign, John Shakespeare’s business activities were denounced by well-connected informers linked to corrupt Exchequer officials. Once the queen had taken her cut, part of the profits went to privileged insiders who saw local men as easy targets. As documents recently discovered ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Featured, Court, History, House Of Commons, Literature, William Shakespeare, John, British, William, Shakespeare, National Archives, Warwickshire, Warwick

Maggie O'Farrell: ‘Severe illness refigures you – it’s like passing through a fire’

The Women’s prize winner reflects on the life‑threatening virus that shaped her writing, the superstitions that held her back, and why her prize-winning novel Hamnet speaks to our timesMaggie O’Farrell found the prospect of writing the central scenes of her prize-winning novel Hamnet, in which a mother sits helplessly by the bedside of her dying son, so traumatic that she couldn’t write them in the house. Instead, she had to escape to the shed, and “not a smart writing shed like Philip Pullman’s...
Tags: Books, London, Fiction, Culture, Awards and prizes, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Philip Pullman, Alexandria, Stratford, Judith, Maggie O Farrell, Women's prize for fiction, Hamnet

Traffic wars: who will win the battle for city streets?

Radical new plans to reduce traffic and limit our dependence on cars have sparked bitter conflict. As legal challenges escalate, will Britain’s great traffic experiment be shut down before we have time to see the benefits? On an overcast Saturday afternoon in December, a convoy of 30 cars, led by a red Chevrolet pickup truck, set off from the car park of an east-London Asda with hazard lights flashing. The motorists, who formed a “festive motorcade”, wore Santa hats as they made their way slowly...
Tags: England, London, Environment, Britain, Air Pollution, Cycling, Asda, Hackney, Road transport, Santa, Chevrolet, Islington, Stratford, Hoxton

It Seems We Do Know What Shakespeare Looked Like — ‘A Self-Satisfied Pork Butcher’

That choice phrase from a 20th-century critic was about the effigy installed above Shakespeare’s grave in Stratford-upon-Avon. The general presumption had been that the painted limestone statue had been made after the writer’s death and was not necessarily modeled on the actual man. Now one scholar’s research indicates that the piece was cone by a professional tomb-maker who almost certainly knew Shakespeare — who, more likely than not, commissioned and approved the memorial himself. – The Guar...
Tags: Art, People, Shakespeare, Stratford, 03.19.21

Meet Gus Casely-Hayford, the man on a mission to drag museums into the 21st century

The director of the forthcoming V&A East in London wants to transform the visitor experience with digital technology, to address colonialism – and to bring in young peopleGus Casely-Hayford, the V&A East’s first director, discovered art in the most tender of ways. As a young boy on a snowy day, lying beside a radiator, he watched his older brother Joseph as he drew. “I had this realisation that you could take a pencil and a pad and you could turn it into something of a whirlwind. It’s that sens...
Tags: UK, London, America, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, V&a, Stratford, Joseph, National Museum of African Art, East Bank, UAL, Casely Hayford, Gus Casely Hayford

The Royal Shakespeare Company At 60

“In 1960 Peter Hall created a theatrical revolution. He turned a summer Shakespeare festival in Stratford-on-Avon into a year-round enterprise based on a permanent ensemble, a second home in London and a mix of classical and contemporary work. But it wasn’t until 20 March 1961 that the whole enterprise was given the name we know today. … Sixty years on, even as we celebrate the RSC’s survival, new questions arise. What is it really for? How does it adapt to a changing world? Do we still believe...
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Avon, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, Peter Hall, 03.19.21

Vidal/Wettenstein leases 4,800 s/f to Tyler AC

Stratford, CT According to Randy Vidal of Vidal/Wettenstein, Tyler Heating and Air-Conditioning Company has relocated into 4,800 s/f at 255 Hathaway Dr.  Tyler was represented by Vidal and Ted Hoyt of Hodson Realty represented the landlord.  ...
Tags: Radio, Stratford, Tyler, Vidal, Vidal Wettenstein, Randy Vidal, Ted Hoyt, Hodson Realty

Prince William defends monarchy against racism allegation

By DANICA KIRKA | Associated Press LONDON — Prince William insisted Thursday that his family is not racist as he became the first member of Britain’s royal family to speak out about accusations of bigotry made by Prince Harry and Meghan, his brother and sister-in-law. William made the comments in response to questions shouted at him by reporters during a visit to an East London school. While members of the royal family often ignore such queries, William used the opportunity to address the explos...
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Stratford Festival Will Open This Summer, But With A Short Season Held In Tents

In a regular year, it’s North America’s largest summer theatre festival, but with the pandemic only barely starting to subside, Stratford is planning to present just a dozen or so performances, each featuring no more than eight cast members and running about 90 minutes, on two stages under large canopies outside their theatres in central Ontario. – Global News (Canada)
Tags: Art, Theatre, North America, Stratford, 03.01.21, Ontario Global News

“Gig” and its kin

I received a query from my colleague, who asked me what I think about a possible tie between Sheela na gig and the English word gig. A detailed answer would have taken up all the space allotted to my monthly gleanings. Therefore, I decided to devote a special post to it. In the nearest future, I’ll do the same with a few other questions from our readers.Sheela na gig is the name given to carvings of naked women displaying an exaggerated vulva. Such carvings appear on many churches in Ireland and...
Tags: Books, Ireland, Newcastle, Avon, Jack, Western Europe, Erik, Stratford, Tyne, JJ Harrison CC BY SA, Sheela, Brian Robert Marshall, Geige, Kempes Nine Daies, Bert de MooijThe

Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Are you an influencer and collaborator? Thought leader? Have experience with equity, diversity and inclusion work? We are looking for candidates who are excited about organizational culture change and can be a leader in this effort for North America’s largest theatre company – the Stratford Festival. DIRECTOR, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION Are you an influencer and collaborator? Thought leader? Have experience with equity, diversity and inclusion work? We are looking for candidates who a...
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Suspect Injured After Shooting Involving Police in Stratford

Connecticut State Police are investigating a shooting involving a Stratford police officer that left a suspect hospitalized.
Tags: Stratford, Connecticut State Police, Suspect Injured After Shooting Involving Police

First Look Media Taps Ian Stratford as Chief Legal Officer, Head of Business Affairs (EXCLUSIVE)

First Look Media has appointed Ian Stratford as its new chief legal officer and head of business affairs. Prior to joining First Look Media, Stratford served as SVP, associate general counsel at Endeavor where he helped found Endeavor Content, the agency’s production, financing and sales arm. In this role, he built and led Endeavor Content’s […]
Tags: News, First Look Media, Stratford, SVP, Ian Stratford

New to Netflix - ALL IS TRUE

William Shakespeare returns to Stratford and struggles with retirement. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Netflix, William Shakespeare, Stratford, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis

2020's alternative universe is not going away

At a recent Saturday protest outside London's Stratford train station -- comprised of bindi-wearing hippies, conspiracy theorists in balaclavas, and middle-aged men in waterproof jackets -- a protester with the grassroots, anti-lockdown group StandUpX yelled into a megaphone.
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Analysis: 2020's alternative universe is not going away

At a recent Saturday protest outside London's Stratford train station -- comprised of bindi-wearing hippies, conspiracy theorists in balaclavas, and middle-aged men in waterproof jackets -- a protester with the grassroots, anti-lockdown group StandUpX yelled into a megaphone.
Tags: London, News, Stories, Stratford

North Stratford store sells $1 million Mega Millions ticket

Northwoods Trading Post sold a $1 million Mega Millions ticket in Friday's drawing.
Tags: Stratford, Northwoods Trading Post

Escaping the City: America’s Hottest Neighborhoods of 2021

Vacation towns and suburbs outside major coastal cities are on the rise as remote work drives Americans to seek out space, solitude and affordability during the coronavirus pandemic Seattle, WA – Dec. 15, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Resort towns and suburbs like California’s Lake Tahoe and New Jersey’s Washington Township are gaining ground with homebuyers as major coastal cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia offer fewer benefits during the pandemic, according to a new report fr...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, California, Boston, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tesla, Radio, Canada, United States, New Hampshire, House, Connecticut, New Jersey

The first man to receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine outside clinical trials is an Englishman named William Shakespeare, and the internet is having a field day

An image showing William Shakespeare, 81, getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on December 8, 2020, (L) and an image of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare (R.) Stock Montage/Getty Images/JACOB KING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The first man to get Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine out of trials in England was called William Shakespeare. The UK approved the vaccine last week, and begun inoculating vulnerable people in the Midland county Warwickshire on Tuesday. Shakespeare, 81, and h...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Trends, Bbc, News UK, William Shakespeare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Shakespeare, Warwickshire, Bayer, Stratford, Midland, University Hospital, Dave Ward

Covid-19: Stratford-upon-Avon council takes legal action over Tier 3

Stratford-on-Avon District Council's leader says the data does not "warrant" the decision.
Tags: News, Stratford, Avon District Council

What really happened to Edson Da Costa?

He was 25, a father and a car mechanic. Five minutes after being stopped by police on 15 June 2017, he was lying unresponsive on the ground. After an inquest and inquiry, family and friends are still fighting for justiceThey were cruising at speed down Tollgate Road, the stereo turned high. They all knew they shouldn’t be there, not at this time, not after dark. If you’re from London’s Stratford, showing up in nearby Beckton carried its risks.Jussara Gomes was driving, a fast-talking 23-year-old...
Tags: London, Police, UK News, Stratford, Black Lives Matter Movement, Edson, Tollgate Road, Beckton, Edson Da Costa, Edir da Costa, George Floyd, Jussara Gomes

Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

UK business minister to take on additional role as NHS prepares for mass deploymentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNadhim Zahawi, the minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced.No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MPwould take on the role until at least next summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Avon, Stratford, Nadhim Zahawi

Wettenstein of Vidal/Wettenstein and Cahill of Avison Young handle 27,156 s/f lease to CDI

Stratford, CT The industrial warehouse facility at 280 Garfield Ave. has been leased to Connecticut Distributors, Inc. (CDI). The 27,156 s/f building will be used for storage and distribution.  Bill Steindl, director of business logistics at CDI, said, “Our b...
Tags: Radio, Stratford, Cahill, Avison Young, CDI, Vidal Wettenstein, Garfield Ave, Connecticut Distributors Inc, Bill Steindl

Idioms are fun

I have chosen this title for today’s post, because in our life everything is supposed to be fun. Grammar, as I have often noted, is no longer studied at our schools, because grammar is not fun. Neither are math and geography. I am happy to report that, according to my experience, idioms are fun. Even my Zoom talks on them attract big crowds. In the nearest future, I expect to choose some of the most attractive idioms I have in my modest collection and “publish” them here. The aftermath of the f...
Tags: Books, England, London, India, Gotham, Fox, Ireland, Northampton, New Zealand, Brazil, Nottinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Hercules, Shakespeare, South West

Introducing Shakespeare to young readers

No one has a duty to like Shakespeare, just as no one is obliged to prefer coffee to tea, or classical music to pop, or soap operas to documentaries. On the other hand, just as it is highly inconvenient to know nothing about the internet, or how to boil an egg, so it is liable to cause problems, and to be a source of embarrassment, to know nothing about Shakespeare. He is all around us, on the television and the radio, in films and in newspapers, in popular as well as high culture. All this make...
Tags: Books, Featured, Bbc, Literature, Shakespeare, Tom Courtenay, Romeo, Macbeth, Stratford, Julius Caesar, Juliet, Leon Garfield, Brutus, Arts & Humanities, Oxford World's Classics, Stanley Wells

U.K.’s Iconic Royal Shakespeare Company Theaters to Remain Closed Until 2021

The U.K.’s iconic Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theaters at Stratford-upon-Avon will not reopen for full productions until 2021 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, artistic director Gregory Doran and executive director Catherine Mallyon have confirmed. In the meantime, the RSC’s activities will continue outdoors and online. “Despite our wish to re-open our theaters […]
Tags: News, Global, Avon, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, Arts Council, Gregory Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company RSC, Coronavirus, U K 's Iconic Royal Shakespeare Company Theaters, Catherine Mallyon

Stratford stabbing: Teen guilty of 'school beef' murder on bus

Baptista Adjei, 15, was knifed in the heart after football banter on Snapchat turned violent.
Tags: UK, News, Stratford, Baptista Adjei

Clara Amfo and Swarzy Macaly do online BBC workshops

The BBC Living Rooms Sessions – a series of online summer workshops for young people in the Stratford area – will include sessions with BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo and KISS DJ Swarzy Macaly. The sessions are taking place in advance of the BBC’s move of music studios to East Bank, the creative and cultural quarter on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The East Summer School programme is organised by London Legacy Development Corporation, in partnership with the BBC and a range of community and...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, East London, Stratford, Waltham Forest, BBC Radio, East Bank, TBC, London Legacy Development Corporation, Clara Amfo, Swarzy Macaly, Michael Atkinson, Bbc Sounds, Alan Davey Controller, BBC Living Rooms Sessions

Stratford stabbing: Baptista Adjei 'stabbed over 'Snapchat beef'

A court hears Baptista Adjei was knifed in the heart after "inter-school banter" turned violent.
Tags: UK, News, Stratford, Baptista Adjei