Blogs by Tracy Irish

Brazil - Part 2

February 25, 2013
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I first met Aimara at the International Shakespeare Conference in Stratford in August 2010; now here I am staying in her beautiful farm house in rural Brazil, watching a bright blue humming bird outside my window...

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Czech Republic - Part 1

February 25, 2013
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Choosing a European country to focus on for my research into how and why Shakespeare is taught around the world was not easy.... However, I was drawn to the former Soviet bloc for their particular love affair with Shakespeare.

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Czech Republic - Part 2

February 25, 2013
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...I was introduced to Mrs Haskova working with a co-curricular drama group of 14 year olds. This group had opted to work on Shakespeare extracts and had chosen to do so in English. My first question to them was why?

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South Africa - Part 1

February 25, 2013
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Shakespeare's had an interesting ride through South Africa's troubled modern history. I arrived in Johannesburg with snippets of information and anecdotes...

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South Africa - Part 2

February 25, 2013
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Life in this country for the majority is seriously tough. Lucky and Mualusi know how fortunate they are to have the opportunities their excellent schools are giving them. Shakespeare isn't life or death - but perhaps can help us cope with life and death.

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