This year after 4 years of writing, editing, research and collaboration with an incredible group of intrepid scholars, Shakespeare, Music, and Performance has been finally published by Cambridge University Press and is available for purchase here. Our book launch is Monday, May 8th at 5pm at Shakespeare’s Globe. Here’s the blurb: Music has been an essential constituent […]
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From 2014 to 2016 I composed the music for Hamlet Globe-to-Globe, the historic world tour to every country on earth. It had never happened before, and it may never happen again. This was a Shakespeare’s Globe production directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, and featuring an intrepid 12 actors and 4 stage managers who […]
The Leicester Square Box Office, everyone. Courtesy of my new friend James Brewster. I only got a 12 out of 15 and I’m supposed to know my #$%&. But we have two useful links here for you. The focus of the short fun quiz is on the legacy of his language in modern English – […]
Pipes (plural) with traces of cannabis have been found in Shakespeare’s yard – dated conceivably to the period. That’s about all there is ultimately to conclude in terms of hard facts to this article, but there is a collection of enticements to consider. This broke via Times magazine a month or so back but it seems […]
Big apologies for the lighting on this one. You don’t get the lake and pretty sun and my mug all at once….the other videos from this session (into Act V) are much better… Also, just to note twice in two breaths that I’m a grossly imperfect soul, you’ll note on the masking tape header at […]
Still here in Valvoine – they haven’t stopped me yet! Actually got a fair amount read. Sights and sounds and occasional passers by make this oddly interesting. And I’ll say this about my car – the acoustics, for video at least, are great!
Well here we are – spreading out in the car while they work all around us. I think I wrote this elsewhere but when I asked if I could do this, the manager on duty said sure, just as long as it doesn’t get weird. So I kept Yorick mostly out of view – sometimes […]
Still cooking here – last scene to get in before my train back to London. Such a brilliant accident that I was able to get these scenes in on Henley St – bit of encouragement directly from the source, if you will. In the play we’re heading directly into the mayhem for which it’s most […]
Carrying forth here on a chilly day in Stratford. I suppose the weather’s perfectly reasonable considering where we are, but you can see I need both scarves to get through a couple acts here. We’re on the street of Shakespeare’s birthplace and upbringing. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is right behind us.
When I’m doing these suburban scenes, I need to somewhere with less traffic. It didn’t feel that distracting while I was reading, but the audio of this isn’t great. However, it’s much worse at the beginning than it is by and large throughout, if that’s any consolation for listeners. Full of action and bravado, this […]
Here we are back in Lenox to film a short scene here on a GORGEOUS Indian Summer day. Just amazing. We had a nice chat with Artistic Director Tony Simotes just behind us here, who was probably soaking in the rays in peace and quiet until we showed up. Looks to be an exciting season […]
Another great scene in a beautiful setting! Thanks Jane for the great camera work.
I am so bummed the camera didn’t have the juice for this. I charged it the entire time I was meeting with the RED design team. Total bummer. What a terrific scene and I know I’ve been saying that each time with this play, but I’d never read it before and it’s chock full of […]
A rather short scene here – now that we’re on the battlefield this little vignettes, almost french scenes, get their own scene number and location. Much like Caesar or Antony & Cleopatra. So this makes the first play Shakespeare had a hand in that features a big battle in the second half. He tries to […]
More war in the Brandeis woods. This is the second scene in the battle-filled Act IV of Edward III. I’m sightreading, I don’t know what’s going to happen at the end, and it’s still a great play!
Shakespeare is ramping up in the play to deal with the famous incident at Calais withe the six richest merchants who will bow before the besieging King Edward and offer themselves up to whatever cruel torture or death the English have for them. The line which is spoken just before this scene, at the end […]
This is a video I created to feature the highlights of these three scenes late in Taming of the Shrew shot in the midst of the Occupy Boston protest rally. There’s an amazing rendition here of “The quality of mercy is not strained” from Merchant of Venice, and the same guy starts off with a […]
More of an amazing and action-packed act here. I’m sight reading you may recall – I like to say that a lot with this play A) because it’s true but B) to apologize for sounding incoherent at times. It’s a lot of fun to sight read Shakespeare I find. I’m sure others don’t find the […]
Stealing an empty room here at the St. Botolph club to bang out this play. These war-torn later sections have many more short scenes and are easy to sprinkle about. We just had a lunch here and there are many people leaving, some of whom come to listen to parts of this.
I had some extra time getting here from the Botolph Club – it was a short a pleasant drive on this idyllic fall day. My friend Jeff Adelberg lives right down the corner. Jeff’s a great lighting designer and we’ve collaborated a bunch. We’re supposed to group at his house with David Gammons the director […]