“Actors are by nature volatile—alchemic creatures composed of incendiary elements, emotion and ego and envy. Heat them up, stir them together, and sometimes you get gold. Sometimes disaster.” // I finished this book today, and it was so devilishly rich and intoxicating. I loved it. The candle is called Midsummer’s Night, which, although a butchery of the play’s title, felt very appropriate for this book, which follows the lives of seven Shakespearean actors who are passionate, obsessed, and come unhinged during their fourth and final year at school. Cooped up in a world of leather-bound books, drunken revelry, and intense rehearsals, the group takes the Bard’s words seriously, fatally. It’s the perfect autumn read. // #ifwewerevillains#mlrio#shakespeare#amidsummernightsdream#kinglear#macbeth#caesar#romeoandjuliet#bookish#mustread#currentlyreading#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#autumn#yankeecandle
The story begins, as they so often do, a long time ago in a land far away, called Starranda. A land where the rivers ran with champagne and the fairies walked amongst us. Their magic came from their joy. Their “ananda”.
Two fairies, Olivia and Starra, played at the edge of the dark forest. The place that had been forbidden to them for two years...
Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; ✨🎇
Four nights will quickly dream away the time;🌟🌟🌟
And then the moon, like to a silver bow
New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night
Of our solemnities.🌙 ♥️The course of true love never did run smooth. 💫🌠🕯Enjoy this magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander's classic story - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences.
The titles in the Graphic Shakespeare series are an ideal introduction to Shakespeare’s plays, but can equally well be used as revision aids. The main characters and key events are brought to life in the simplified story and dramatic pictures, and the short extracts from the original play focus on key speeches in Shakespeare’s language. A portrait gallery of key characters provides an easy reference and difficult words are explained in on-the-page glossaries.
An Audio Book and Teachers Book accompany this title, please contact your School Representative for more information.
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T Shirt Theatre’s “A MidSummer Nights Dream” Rap Shakespeare play, Second Public Show is today, Sunday 10/21, at the Farrington high school auditorium @ 4:30pm, come and watch Magical love and action!!! Bring your friends!!! Free Admission #shakespeare#amidsummernightsdream#tshirttheatre
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IS BORN - 1564
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend."
Act 1, Scene 3
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616 was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon.
Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
Shakespeare did indeed write the 37 plays and 154 sonnets credited to him. Yes, so much so that in 1597, he bought one of the most prestigious properties in all of Stratford, The New Place.
In 1613 the Globe burned down and the same year Shakespeare retired from the London theatre world and returned to Stratford. He died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, where he had been baptised 52 years earlier.
The Plays of William Shakespeare
(In Chronological Order) 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona 2 Taming of the Shrew 3 Henry VI, part 1 4 Henry VI, part 3 5 Titus Andronicus 6 Henry VI, part 2 7 Richard III 8 The Comedy of Errors 9 Love's Labours Lost
10 A Midsummer Night's Dream
11 Romeo and Juliet
12 Richard II
13 King John
14 The Merchant of Venice
15 Henry IV, part 1
16 The Merry Wives of Windsor
17 Henry IV, part 2
18 Much Ado About Nothing
19 Henry V
20 Julius Caesar
21 As You Like It
23 Twelfth Night
24 Troilus and Cressida
25 Measure for Measure
27 All's Well That Ends Well
28 Timon of Athens
29 The Tragedy of King Lear
31 Anthony and Cleopatra
32 Pericles, Prince of Tyre
34 Winter's Tale
36 The Tempest
37 Henry VIII
Have you read them all?