Did you know that you talk Shakespeare’s language every day? Even if you had never heard of him, which is unlikely, you would use phrases coined by him in most conversations you have with friends or family. Let’s take two friends having a conversation. One is very sad as she’s just broken up with her […]
About warren king
Warren King has taught English Literature for the past 35 years in a number of English schools. During the 1980s he was seconded to the National Shakespeare and Schools Project, where he worked to develop methods of teaching Shakespeare in the classroom that bring plays to life for students of all ages.
Warren subsequently worked as a Shakespeare consultant at the London Education Authority, where his focus was working with teachers to make Shakespeare lively, comprehensible and enjoyable for their students. He has created and delivered Shakespeare workshops for both teachers and students, and still regularly visits schools in the UK and Europe to address groups of teachers.
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When we talk in English or write anything in English we do not say that we are using ‘modern’ or ‘contemporary’ or ‘twenty-first century’ English. However, in two hundred years from now English speakers will look at the language we use and perhaps refer to it as something like ‘pre-contemporary’ English or give it some […]
If you have ever wondered what Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh and his son Charles Prince of Wales talk about we now have an insight… Is it about great affairs of state? Is it about imperial history, about their great ancestors? No, apart from horses and shooting on their country estates and what to wear […]
Happy birthday William Shakespeare! #shakespeare450. Four hundred and fifty. May you have many many more. As we look back on the four and a half centuries since Shakespeare was born we cannot but be overwhelmed by the influence he had on the world – in so many ways. Philosophically, poetically, linguistically and even, yes, morally – […]
Looking for some inspiration from Shakespeare for baby names for girls? Shakespeare used 75 women’s names in his 35 plays, naming kings, jesters, heroes and warriors…so something for every personality type! Read the full list of Shakespeare baby names for girls below: Adrian – (Coriolanus, The Tempest) Adriana – (The Comedy of Errors) Albany – (King Lear) […]
Looking for some inspiration from Shakespeare for baby names for boys? Shakespeare used 125 men’s names in his 35 plays, naming kings, jesters, heroes and warriors…so something for every personality type! Read the full list of Shakespeare baby names for boys below: Aaron – (Titus Andronicus) Abram – (Romeo and Juliet) Achilles – (Troilus and Cressida) […]
Shakespeare has always been considered as an icon of romanticism. His writings have been eternalized through many ways. His plays found their ways into stages and silver screens. Why not make use of his popular romantic love quotes to find your way to a woman’s heart? The words used by Shakespeare successfully immortalized the characters […]
The latest image of the great athlete Oscar Pistorius is the one presented to South African Pretoria High Court of the hero drenched in blood after the killing of his girlfriend. There is no concept in South African law of ‘sub judice,’ meaning that a case in progress cannot be discussed in public for fear […]
How many sonnets did Shakespeare write? Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets that we know of, first published in a 1609 quarto entitled SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS.
With the 2014 Academy Awards just around the corner we’ve taken a look at the Shakespeare connection to this year’s Oscar nominees. And as with most years, the connections between Hollywood’s top awards ceremony and the Bard of Avon are strong, with no less than 11 Hollywood A-listers have previous with Shakespeare on screen or […]
Watch the official trailer for Julian Fellowes’ Romeo & Juliet: If you were writing a film script for Romeo and Juliet there would be a great number of things you would have to consider and there would be some things you should never do. You should not write additional scenes. If you do you should not […]
In London Shakespeare circles there is a name almost as famous as that of William Shakespeare. It is that of Sam Wanamaker, an American actor whose vision almost matched Shakespeare’s. A new acting space has just opened in the Shakespeare Globe complex and has been named ‘The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.’ Near to the Globe on […]