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Shakespeare in Music and Words. This brand new double album is the perfect introduction to the works of the world’s most famous playwright. The first disc features over an hour of music including works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Vaughn Williams. The second disc invites listeners to rediscover their favourite Shakespeare scenes and sonnets including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Tempest, as performed by acclaimed actors including Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer and Sir John Gielgud.

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and History ..

Shakespeare is thought to have based his play The Tempest on a real-life shipwreck
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The Tempest Act 1 Scene 1 William Shakespeare

Shakespeare400 is a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, coordinated by King’s College London, which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Through a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities in the capital and beyond, partners will celebrate the legacy of Shakespeare during the quatercentenary year.

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

In January 2009 I decided that I’d like to go back and read all the plays of William Shakespeare, perhaps one a month if that works out. I hadn’t read a Shakespeare play since 1959, 50 years ago! But I had read nearly all of them in college. I wanted to go back, start with something not too serious or challenging, and work my way through the whole corpus. Thus I began with The Two Gentlemen of Verona. At this time I have no idea how the project will go, nor if it will actually lead me through the entire corpus of Shakespeare’s plays. However, I will keep a separate page listing each play I’ve read with links to any comments I would make of that particular play. See:

one of the last plays written by the England’s greatest William Shakespeare
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