Blogs dated February 2013

Oman - Part 2

February 26, 2013
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In phase two of the project, Tracy returns to Oman with Aileen Gonsalves, education practitioner, Artistic Director of Butterfly, and Head of the MA in Acting at Arts Educational School in London. ...

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Worlds Together - Sept 2012

February 26, 2013

It's reunion time as the teachers, students and artists Tracy has been working with over the past year arrive in London for the Worlds Together conference in September 2012, the culminating event of our World Shakespeare Festival education project, Shakespeare: A Worldwide Classroom.

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Brazil - Part 1

February 25, 2013
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With dreams of sashaying along the white sands of Copacabana beach, humming 'The girl from Ipanema', reality hit as I landed in Rio during a torrential rain storm...

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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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Rakie Ayola

February 18, 2013
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Shakespeare, So what? That would have been actor Rakie Ayola's response at age 17.

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Jo Stone-Fewings

February 18, 2013
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If you find yourself playing Oberon when you are 12, you may reap the benefit when you are 44. Jo says that he doesn't generally retain the lines of a role after the run. But when he played Oberon two years ago he magically found that he knew the lines.

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