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Listen to Shakespeare!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Shakespeare’s First Theatre Found

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Archaeologists believe that they have unearthed the original Globe Theatre in the London borough of Shoreditch.

Shoreditch Archaeological Site

Built in 1576, the remains of the theatre are thought to be among the earliest in Britain. Twenty-five years after the original Globe was built it was relocated, timber by timber to a site on the South Bank. In the 1990s the Globe was reconstructed on the south side of the Thames and has played host to all manner of high-profile Shakespearean productions ever since.

Before the Globe was relocated, Shakespeare’s theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, performed at the original playhouse. Historians believe that the original stage played host to the premieres of Romeo and Juliet and Henry V.

Constructed by James Burbage in the 16th century, experts contend that the remains of the original theatre imply that the structure was made from stone taken from an old priory.

Now owned by The Tower Theatre Company, plans are underway to open a new playhouse on the site in 2012. Ms Tuerk, a spokesperson from Tower, said that when it opens “London theatre will have come back to its roots”.

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Is Shakespeare Portrait Real?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
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Original Bard portrait unveiled

William Shakespeare

The portrait is believed to have been painted in 1610

A portrait of William Shakespeare thought to be the only picture made of the playwright during his lifetime has been unveiled in London.

It is believed the artwork dates back to 1610, six years before Shakespeare’s death at the age of 52.

The newly-authenticated picture was inherited by art restorer Alec Cobbe.

The portrait will go on show at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon from 23 April, the author’s birthday.

The painting has been in the Cobbe family for centuries, through its maritial link to Shakespeare’s only literary patron, Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton.


Treaty – the lyrics

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Well I heard it on the radio
And I saw it on the television
Back in 1988
All those talking politicians
Words are easy, words are cheap
Much cheaper than our priceless land
But promises can disappear
Just like writing in the sand

Treaty Yeh Treaty Now
Treaty Yeh Treaty Now

Rabbit Proof Fence – Unwanted Third Race

Monday, May 11th, 2009
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Speech about breeding out the aboriginal.

“The continuing infiltration of white blood finally stamps out the black colour. The aboriginal has simply been bred out.”

“And in spite of himself, the native has to be helped.”

And the winner is …

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

After 34,000 applicants, a British man has been chosen to be an island caretaker on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Ben Southall will live there rent-free, working little more than 12 hours a month and earning £70,000 a year.

And if you want to know more about Ben…

Monday, May 4th, 2009

…go and visit his blog.

The Best Job In The World: Finalists Revealed

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
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16 people are now through to be caretaker for six months of Hamilton island off Queensland, in Australia.

The candidate’s have been pulling out all the stops — and one even travelled the world to make a one minute video for her application.

Sky’s Laura bundock reports.

The Best Job in the World!!!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
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The best job in the world is a 6 month contract to be a caretaker of a barrier reef island in Australia. It pays 150 000 Australian dollars = 99 165 U.S. dollars.
The island and luxurious home should not be too hard to maintain and they require a weekly blog to be written about your reef experiences there. Looks like another marketing scheme to strike up more tourism Down Under that SOMEONE will benefit from it greatly.