WOTD: Kecksie

Do you have any kecksies in your garden? It’s not a word, like the past few that you can use every day… but it’s good to know when you come across this word in a play. kecksie (n.) IPA Pronunciation: /’keksi/ a type of hollow-stalked plant BURGUNDY …nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, […]

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MacBeth, sponsored by Dove Soap

I just came across this link on Shakespeare Geek. Thanks! This was the funniest thing I heard all day! I love The Onion. Even more now for making a theatre joke. http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/detergent_sponsored_version

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WOTD: Shog

This is definitely a word I’m going to start using on a day to day basis where applicable. With all these words of the day that I’m trying to use, one must imagine a conversation with me to be rather colorful. Don’t be disappointed if I prove otherwise. shog (v.) IPA Pronunciation: go away, leave, […]

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Say What?

Shakespeare is hard enough to understand with the hard grammatical constructions, and difficult vocabulary… so why is it that so many people make it harder for the listener to understand? I’m sure no one would consciously torture an audience like that but it happens. How? Lack of good diction. In today’s film and tv entertainment […]

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WOTD: Moiety

Here’s another word that’s fun to say. It tumbles out of the mouth like a barrel from a very small water fall. Maybe not, but it’s a nice visual. moiety (n.) IPA Pronunciation: portion, part, half HOTSPUR Methinks my moiety, north from Burton here, In quantity equals not one of yours: – Henry IV, Part […]

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Stick Figure Hamlet

I came across this link a while back, but I didn’t have a super popular blog that I could share it on. I still don’t have a super popular blog, but I have a blog nonetheless. That being said, check this out! StickFigureHamlet.com What more can I say? It’s a Hamlet comic with stick figures. […]

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Review: A Shakespearean Actor Prepares

by Adrian Brine and Michael York. It’s a good habit to be wary of books written by actors (especially moderately well known ones), often they use personal experience as examples and it can detract from the educational information at hand. This is not the case with this book. A Shakespearean Actor Prepares is a great […]

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WOTD: Rivage

I’ve been having a great time using past words of the day in my daily speech, have you? Now’s a great time to start using new words! I have tried to work “yerk” into my conversations whenever possible. Shakespeare would be so proud! Here’s another to add to your mental index. Have at it, verbivores! […]

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Instant Shakespeare: Just Add Time

Studying Shakespeare is not for the impatient. To the astute scholar this may seem obvious. But to the young enthusiast and/or less Shakespearienced actor can always use a reminder. There is no possible way to speak the text very well with your first time with the text. Even after a month of rehearsals for a […]

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Theatre -> TV/Film?

I promise this post will be a bit off topic. Not about Shakespeare exactly, but theatre in general. For those of you theatre students and other theatre practitioners out there: do you do theatre to do theatre? Or to go into film? Teachers: Do you teach students to act theatre so that they can do […]

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