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Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 3

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 3: Midsummer Dreams Some of Shakespeare’s fantasies especially Midsummer Night’s Dream but other supernatural phenomena such as ghosts as well. Music – Wedding March from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Incidental Music. That music is so familiar that we often forget why it was written. Mendelssohn composed an Overture… Read more »

Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 2

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 2: Love’s Labours Some Music and Art inspired by Shakespeare’s great love stories, especially Romeo and Juliet but also Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and others. Opening Music – Opening of Act III of Prokofiev’s Ballet “Romeo and Juliet” That music is not the most conventional for a… Read more »

Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 1

This is the first of six postings for lectures from the Cruise on the SAGA Pearl II to the Gulf of Bothnia. MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE This series of Six Talks was devised to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. They were commissioned for a cruise to the Gulf of… Read more »

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