The Globe: Shakespeare, his Contemporaries, and Context

This group is for discussions about the life and works of William Shakespeare, the actor-playwright from Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as other playwrights, poets, and prose writers of his time: Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, Beaumont and Fletcher and many others. We also welcome posts about Shakespeare in contemporary culture, theatre, teaching, etc.

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Pinned — Welcome to the Globe!44 unread / 44Crypto-Willobie, September 2021
1594/5 reading8 unread / 8baswood, July 12
Shakespeare in MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), and other Online Presences27 unread / 27Crypto-Willobie, June 12
Excerpt s from Marlowe's Dr Faustus read in "original pronunciation"3 unread / 3Crypto-Willobie, May 29
What's up with Hamlet?30 unread / 30proximity1, May 26
Richard III Act 113 unread / 13L.Bloom, April 30
Henry VIII2 unread / 2alaudacorax, April 19
How the Commedia Dell'Arte's Actresses Changed the Shakespearean Stage4 unread / 4alaudacorax, March 31
The Witch of Edmonton1 unread / 1Crypto-Willobie, February 22
The Sonnets - revisited3 unread / 3Crypto-Willobie, February 13
Richard III Act 5--closing thoughts6 unread / 6Tess_W, January 19
Richard III Act 42 unread / 2Tess_W, January 17
"Shakespeare-esq things in the news"2 unread / 2Tess_W, January 17
Richard III Act 32 unread / 2Tess_W, January 16
Richard III Act 22 unread / 2Tess_W, January 15
MacDormand - Washington - Coen Macbeth1 unread / 1Crypto-Willobie, January 14
Richard III Group Read January 2022 Housekeeping2 unread / 2AnnieMod, January 4
Group Read?33 unread / 33Crypto-Willobie, November 2021
What sparked your interest in Shakespeare?30 unread / 30Tess_W, November 2021
Troilus and Cressida15 unread / 15Tess_W, September 2021
Shakespeare-Owned Book Found?6 unread / 6Podras., May 2021
(under construction) What Shakespeare's Sonnets tell us about their author161 unread / 161proximity1, May 2021
On Missing the Point of Reading Shakespeare : Dr. Paul Hamilton comments on contemporary confusion6 unread / 6proximity1, May 2021
"no darkness but ignorance" (Clown), "Twelfth Night", (IV, 2, 42)19 unread / 19proximity1, May 2021
(under construction) What Shakespeare's Sonnets tell us about their author22 unread / 22proximity1, May 2021
Occasional Notes: On the past and present defamation of Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford,3 unread / 3proximity1, May 2021
Notes and comments on René Girard and his work, A Theatre of Envy: William Shakespeare (1991; 2000)20 unread / 20proximity1, May 2021
Did Shakespeare—correction, William Shaksper— write "Shakespeare"?* (continued from post No. 215 of the original thread)44 unread / 44proximity1, May 2021
Teaching about the person and work of "Shakespeare" as done today amounts to a "crime"105 unread / 105proximity1, May 2021
THIS THREAD IS CLOSED Recent Shakespeare News59 unread / 59Crypto-Willobie, May 2021
For Shakespeare's Birthday, 20216 unread / 6Podras., April 2021
testing 1231 unread / 1Crypto-Willobie, April 2021
Continuations and retellings5 unread / 5proximity1, April 2021
testing16 unread / 16AnnieMod, March 2021
alternative to David Crystal's 'original pronunciation'3 unread / 3Crypto-Willobie, February 2021
The people and places of the world of Edward De Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford--and what these have to teach us...7 unread / 7proximity1, August 2020
Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare?224 unread / 224proximity1, July 2020
Missing Tag16 unread / 16proximity1, June 2020
Some forthcoming Shakespeare lectures from Sir Stanley Wells4 unread / 4Crypto-Willobie, May 2020
Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? continued, part 258 unread / 58Podras., April 2020
Milton on Shakespeare...12 unread / 12proximity1, September 2019
The world of Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford (II) : On Elizabethan noble society and its heritage2 unread / 2proximity1, July 2019
The Best Complete Shakespeare Collection9 unread / 9tespis, June 2019
books about WS, etc.48 unread / 48proximity1, June 2019
Notes on & Excerpts from Dowden's Shakspere A Critical Study and on Chapman's Wm. Shaksp. and Robt. Greene The Evidence3 unread / 3proximity1, April 2019
Finding the pen-name's author, Edward Oxford: Sonnet XLVIII2 unread / 2proximity1, October 2018
How those so inclined could collaborate to find key evidence of Oxford's identity behind the pen-name “Shakepeare"7 unread / 7Podras., September 2018
Favorite Audio Books?3 unread / 3proximity1, August 2018
New Cambridge Shakespeare entries4 unread / 4Crypto-Willobie, January 2017
Shakespeare keeping words current4 unread / 4Podras., May 2016
New to Shakespeare - Help me find my perfect edition!25 unread / 25MarleneMacke, April 2016
Shakespeare's First Folio4 unread / 4Crypto-Willobie, April 2016
Sonnets8 unread / 8LesMiserables, December 2015
Modern editions8 unread / 8messpots, February 2015
Titus Andronicus15 unread / 15Crypto-Willobie, December 2014
Globe Theatre touring Hamlet3 unread / 3chrisharpe, December 2014
What performances have you seen lately?14 unread / 14Podras., October 2014
BBC R4 In Our Time: The Tempest5 unread / 5alaudacorax, November 2013
The Henriad Plays6 unread / 6jennybhatt, September 2013
BBC Radio 3 and Shakespeare17 unread / 17antimuzak, April 2013
Any character...8 unread / 8Muscogulus, June 2012
Happy Birthday, dear William......2 unread / 2lilithcat, April 2012
Movies18 unread / 18abbottthomas, December 2011
Best Performances25 unread / 25the_dolls_dressmaker, October 2011
Doubtful Plays, Shakespeare 1734-356 unread / 6JaceWolff, September 2011
Soliloquies: the lady doth indeed protest, chris wind1 unread / 1chriswind, August 2011
An Elizabethan LT interface?1 unread / 1Muscogulus, January 2011
Complete Shakespeare6 unread / 6PhoenixTerran, November 2010
Playing the Dane: BBC Radio 4: Archive on 4:1 unread / 1chrisharpe, November 2010
King Lear at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington12 unread / 12Naren559, May 2010
Wikipedia (groan)8 unread / 8bhelg33, May 2010
Recommendations17 unread / 17Naren559, July 2009
The first time you read Romeo & Juliet...4 unread / 4audreyfan21, March 2009
The Globe Message Board45 unread / 45Porius, March 2009
Purported Shakespeare portrait2 unread / 2Porius, March 2009
Need a line number.3 unread / 3Foxhunter, March 2009
How to buy Shakespeare?7 unread / 7xieouyang, January 2009
On Having Finished Shakespeare's Complete Works4 unread / 4xieouyang, January 2009
Looking for Richard6 unread / 6Naren559, December 2008
Pericles1 unread / 1antimuzak, November 2008
Famous Quotes : From William Shakepeare's plays1 unread / 1skoobdo, November 2008
The Bard: Famous Quotes (From his plays)1 unread / 1skoobdo, November 2008
Life and Times of William Shakespeare - The Bard1 unread / 1skoobdo, November 2008
Introductory Criticism?6 unread / 6skoobdo, November 2008
Least favorite Shakespeare plays2 unread / 2tortoise, August 2008
Weird Shakespeare Adaptations17 unread / 17twacorbies, July 2008
KIng Lear6 unread / 6belleyang, June 2008
Othello6 unread / 6GirlFromIpanema, May 2008
All's Well That Ends Well4 unread / 4belleyang, January 2008
the hamlet thread5 unread / 5Naren559, December 2007
Quiz/Trivia Time: Shakespeare's Plays2 unread / 2desultory, December 2007
Christopher Marlowe3 unread / 3Naren559, November 2007
Shakespeare Historical Fiction4 unread / 4lilithcat, November 2007
Cymbeline7 unread / 7KimberlyL, November 2007
Timon of Athens3 unread / 3Naren559, November 2007
Coriolanus3 unread / 3belleyang, November 2007
Shakespeare's Plays In Prose.5 unread / 5jseger9000, October 2007
The Fool2 unread / 2Naren559, October 2007
James Shapiro: 1599 - A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare3 unread / 3Cariola, July 2007
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