I love it when I get to talk about Rebel Shakespeare. For almost 25 years Keri Ellis Cahill has been teaching generations of children of all ages how to understand, love and appreciate Shakespeare. The first time I wandered out to their home on Winter Island (Salem, Massachusetts) and heard kids shouting “Thank you, Shakespeare!” … Continue reading As You Like It, by Rebel Shakespeare
http://www.rebelshakespeare.org/othello/ I’ve spoken of Rebel Shakespeare many times in the past (Rebel Romeo, Midsummer Review and visit with the Rebels to link just a few). In short, Keri and Christine run a program where they teach Shakespeare to children (of varying ages), and then they take their show on the road performing free Shakespeare in … Continue reading Free! Rebel Shakespeare Presents Othello
Just got word that the Salem, Mass group Rebel Shakespeare is set to receive a “major award” for their work in making the Salem parks a better place, specifically regarding their 2008 Romeo and Juliet production. The Rebels range in age from 5-19, and I got the chance to see a least a piece of … Continue reading Congratulations to Rebel Shakespeare!
http://www.rebelshakespeare.org Christine and Keri, my new friends in the neighborhood, have put up the schedule for their Romeo and Juliet. Rebel Shakespeare is acted by kids – perhaps Christine or Keri can chime in and tell us what age group will be performing this show? Friday August 22 5pm: The Athanaeum. Salem MA, outdoors in … Continue reading Rebel Shakespeare (Salem, Mass) : Romeo and Juliet
Here’s an interesting story for a Sunday morning. In her new book “Shadowplay”, author Clare Asquith presents the case that Shakespeare was writing coded political messages into his plays. Asquith claims to be the first person to have discovered the code, as well as crack it. A little sample, from the article… Sunburn: The sun … Continue reading Shadowplay : Shakespeare as secret political rebel?