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Randall Martin on Green Theatre Today

Randall Martin on Green Theatre Today
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 21, 2022 in Articles of Interest

On January 12th, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene project leader Randall Martin participated in a panel on Shakespeare and Green Theatre hosted by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, alongside CA collaborators Katie Brokaw and Paul Prescott. Today, the CA blog presents a full transcript of Randall's, alongside the Trust's freely available recording of the entire panel conversation. 

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Shakespeare and Green Theatre Panel

Shakespeare and Green Theatre Panel
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 11, 2022 in Articles of Interest

The Cymbeline in the Anthropocene team is glad to open the new year by participating in a panel hosted by the Shakespeare Birthday Trust. Taking place tomorrow, January 12th, "Shakespeare and Green Theatre" is a free, virtual presentation featuring CA's project leader Randall Martin alongside Shakespeare in Yosemite's Katie Brokaw and Paul Prescott. 

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Teaching Eco-Shakespeare: Elizabeth Peterson

Teaching Eco-Shakespeare: Elizabeth Peterson
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Nov 11, 2021 in Articles of Interest

Today's blog presents the work of guest writer Elizabeth Peterson, a US-based playwright and educator. Peterson recently completed a Masters in Shakespeare & Education at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, during which she developed the educational worksheets on Shakespeare and environmental issues that she discusses here. Join us in thanking Elizabeth for sharing her brilliant pedagogical work!

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Outdoor Shakespeare & the California Wildfires

Outdoor Shakespeare & the California Wildfires
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 18, 2021 in Articles of Interest

A recent article by Lily Janiak published in the San Francisco Chronicle captures the urgent entanglement of Shakespeare and ecological crisis that forms the focus of Cymbeline in the Anthropocene.

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Tim Carroll on Shakespeare Link

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Oct 15, 2020 in Articles of Interest

"Every theatre performance is a kind of game," begins Tim Carroll, illustrating his vision of directing theatre in this interview on Shakespeare Link UK's website. A part of Shakespeare Link's "Sharing Shakespeare" series, Carroll's interview offers insight into how a director makes (and sometimes breaks) the game rules of every performance. 

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Shakespeareans for #BlackLivesMatter

Shakespeareans for #BlackLivesMatter
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jun 19, 2020 in Articles of Interest

As numerous theatres and arts organizations take action in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Shakespeare's Globe has joined the global movement.

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Cymbeline Anthropocene Playlist

Cymbeline Anthropocene Playlist
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on May 21, 2020 in Articles of Interest

If music be the food of love, Cymbeline in the Anthropocene is feasting on this Spotify playlist put together by our collaborators.

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COVID-19, the Anthropocene, Cymbeline

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Mar 30, 2020 in Articles of Interest, Cymbeline and the World

The new coronavirus is a frighteningly accelerated version of the incremental disruptions of climate change. Both are Anthropocene crises because they confound or collapse connections between local and global environments normally believed to be safely distanced and manageable. Here I'll explore how a COVID-19 context affects the roles of Jupiter and Giacomo, and alters the emotional – and potentially transformative -- impacts of the play’s tragicomedy.

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Finding the Pink Flower in the Scorched Landscape: A Discussion with Our Collaborators

Finding the Pink Flower in the Scorched Landscape: A Discussion with Our Collaborators
By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Feb 19, 2020 in Articles of Interest, Project News

Cymbeline in the Anthropocene group discussion of the play's ecology on Day 2 of the Santa Barbara meeting, January 25, 2020.

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Greening the Theater: Taking Ecocriticism from Page to Stage

By Cymbeline Anthropocene on Jan 09, 2020 in Articles of Interest

In the past three decades ecology has lit a greening fire across disciplines, from environmental history to environmental management, from ecofeminism to green economics. Greening artistic values have spawned land-art, site-specific dance, nature writing, and music with whales.

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