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Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered

Mark Ruffalo 'added to terrorism watchlist' over Gasland Actor Mark Ruffalo has reportedly been placed on a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of a documentary highlighting the alleged dangers of natural gas drilling. Ruffalo attracted the attention of Pennsylvania's Office of Homeland Security when he organised screenings for Gasland, which won the special jury prize at this year's Sundance film festival, and said he was concerned about the impact of drilling on water supplies. The actor has addressed the subject in the latest edition of American GQ. Gasland, directed by Josh Fox, follows the film-maker as he visits communities in Pennsylvania where natural gas has been drilled. The documentary attracted attention for a particular scene in which a local man shows that he is able to set his tapwater on fire (see 2.25 of video, above). Gasland has been fiercely opposed by the natural gas industry.

Shakespeare at Play Middle-Earth Timeline - LotrProject 6 October Sam returns to Bag End on his faithful pony, Bill, after seeing of many of his friends at the Grey Havens. 29 September Gandalf, Frodo Baggins, Bilbo Baggins, Galadriel and Elrond leave Middle-earth and pass over the Sea. 22 September Frodo and Sam meet the Last Riding of the Keepers of the Rings in Woody End. Bilbo Baggins becomes 131 years old, the longeviest Hobbit in history. 25 March Elanor the Fair, daughter of Samwise, is born. 24 March The last day of the Third Age, according to the reckoning of Gondor. 13 March Frodo gets ill again, on the anniversary of his poisoning by Shelob. Frodo feels the pain return again. 1 May Samwise Gamgee marries Rose Cotton. 6 April The mallorn tree planted by Samwise Gamgee in the Party Field begins to flower. Frodo gets ill, on the anniversary of his poisoning by Shelob. 3 November Battle of Bywater and death of Saruman and Gríma Wormtongue. 2 November The four Hobbits come to Bywater and rouse the Shire-folk. 1 November 30 October 28 October 5 October 25 June

Shakespeare's Globe Globe Theatre Links | Home (picture credit: Utrecht University Library) The sketch at left is perhaps one of the most important in theatrical history. In 1596, a Dutch student by the name of Johannes de Witt attended a play in London at the Swan Theatre. While there, de Witt made a drawing of the theatre's interior. A friend, Arend van Buchell, copied this drawing—van Buchell's copy is the sketch rendered here—and in doing so contributed greatly to posterity. Shakespeare's company erected the storied Globe Theatre circa 1599 in London's Bankside district. The story of the original Globe's construction might be worthy of a Shakespearean play of its own. Unfortunately, their aristocratic neighbors complained to the Privy Council about the plans for Blackfriars. In late December of 1598, Allen left London for the countryside. The endeavor was not without controversy. Globe Links Cambridge History of English and American Literature—William Shakespeare From the website.

How They Did the 'Single Take' in 'Birdman' (Exclu By Bill Desowitz | Thompson on Hollywood February 12, 2015 at 3:47PM Go behind-the-scenes of a handheld, single take shot in "Birdman," in which the level of stress intensifies for Michael Keaton's Riggan. 'Birdman' The extraordinary choreography of the single take conveys the madness of Michael Keaton's Riggan Thomson and the collapse of his life. This new "Birdman" featurette helps demonstrate why director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Keaton and cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki are all Oscar frontrunners. "'Birdman' was unknown territory," admitted Lubezki. "There was something that we did that nobody has mentioned: the labyrinth of corridors shrink and shrink as the movie progresses and Riggan's level of stress and insanity grow. This article is related to: Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Emmanuel Lubezki, Cinematography, Video, Michael Keaton, Immersed In Movies, Awards, Academy Awards, Awards Season Roundup

The Sonnet Project Classic / Great Literature Online 5 Reasons To Do Planks Every Day Planks are one of those exercises that will never go out of style, and for good reason. When it comes to core workouts, no exercise beats the plank in terms of effectiveness and time (not even crunches). This move challenges the entire body and burns more calories than a traditional crunch. Here are five reasons to add planks to your workout every day: 1. Planks engage the transverse abdominis, rectus abdominis, obliques and glutes. The transverse abdominis increases abdominal pressure so you can lift more weight. 2. A strong core gives the body the ability to perform movements in all planes of motion. 3. Planks are a great go-to move while traveling or in a confined space. 4. A strong core translates to an upright body. 5. A solid core increases stability in the entire body. Convinced? Forearm Plank Come onto your forearms with legs extended straight back. Side Plank Come onto your right forearm with elbow under shoulder and feet stacked. Straight-Arm Plank Photo Credit: Stocksy

The story behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Six
episodes combine history, biography, performance and analysis
and include video of performances. by nda_librarian Apr 30