People like to reflect on greatness and to make lists of the ten or hundred greatest men and women in history. Or in Britain, or in America, or in the world. When the Brits make lists of the greatest men and women in history the list tends to be dominated by Brits, American lists by […]
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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It seems to be catching. But after all, this is the second Elizabethan age so harking back to the golden age of English theatre shouldn’t be surprising. Sam Wannermaker’s Globe Theatre in London has proved a great success and now it’s the turn of the North of England. Dame Judi Dench, Shakespearean actor and movie […]
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NoSweatShakespeare aims to present Shakespeare to our own generation as exciting and relevant…However, as children and young people all around the world are obliged to encounter his plays as part of their formal education, teachers and students are forever looking for resources that will give them a better understanding of the texts
I came across an article in the August 2nd edition of London’s Sunday Times. “A number of West End theatres are now employing bouncers to cope with intoxicated patrons who fight, fondle one another and even urinate in the auditorium. The yobbish behaviour has led to theatregoers being ejected during performances and police being called […]
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In the last half century there have been some great speeches by American presidents and some have been wonderful orators. But there has been a striking lack of Shakespeare quotations and that’s strange when you think about it: Shakespeare had something beautiful, concise and definitive to say about every imaginable situation. Abraham Lincoln was one […]
Two of the most lasting and influential phenomena in Western culture are the plays of Shakespeare and the science fiction series Star Trek. The science fiction series touches Shakespeare at many levels, over and over again. Some of Shakespeare’s plays look as though they could be episodes of the series and some of the episodes […]
Shakespeare has been quoted in many places for many reasons before now, but plans by London Underground to use Shakespeare quotes on tube trains may yet be the most outlandish! Bosses at London Underground have asked tube drivers to mix quotes from various authors, philosophers and great thinkers with their usual announcements. The initiative is […]
Romeo & Juliet’s Adult Boutique opens this week in Stratford-on-Avon. The new mayor said it could destroy the town’s image and put tourists off. Several business persons welcome it as an interesting addition to Stratford’s shopping streets, with its colourful stock of sex toys, porn movies and sexy lingerie
There’s an exciting summer ahead for New Yorkers as Daniel Sullivan’s new production of Twelfth Night opens at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on June 25.
The debate about what Shakespeare looked like has taken a new turn with the discovery of a new portrait by Cobbe.