Archive | April, 2012
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The Birthplace Fool, The Birthplace Apothecary and Assistant Witches cast the spell from Macbeth

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Over the Easter holidays the Birthplace has been lucky enough to obtain the valuable services of our very own Birthplace Fool and Birthplace Apothecary.  This troublesome twosome are helped out by members of the RSPC – Royal Shakespeare Puppet Company – and have found our younger visitors are particularly adept at assisting with the casting […]

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Gemma Fairlie – Director of Shakespeare Aloud

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Director Gemma Fairlie has been working with the Birthplace in-house acting troupe Shakespeare Aloud for the last few weeks, preparing for an exciting summer of unique performances of some of the greatest scenes and speeches from Shakespeare’s plays.  As a Shakespeare specialist, Gemma’s knowledge of and passion for the art of acting in the period […]

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Mariam Hasani from Perth, Australia

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“Shakespeare is the love of my life” says Mariam from Australia, who first became aware of the genius of Shakespeare as a child in Iraq.  She grew up and became a teacher in Australia and now shares her love of literature with her students in Perth.  It was a real pleasure to talk to her […]