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The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

The Third Presentation: The Last Syllable of Recorded Time. In the Poetry Month October


The Second Presentation: Out, out, brief candle! Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

April 26: 2016



400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare this year, yet he seems as young by as many years...................

The image, bottom right, is a photograph of a National Theatre Poster for As You Like It where Rosalie Craig is seen as Rosalind















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Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


400 Hundreds Years Since Your Passing But You are as Alive in Your Work as You Ever Were and So Shall You Continue to Be. Therefore, On Your Birthday We Read Your Sonnet 18 William Shakespeare

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare  












On Your Birthday William Shakespeare Shall I Compare Thee?

 Me Thought I Heard a Foreign Tongue Floatin' Th'air As If Saying Shall I Compare Thee to a China Jing......

Shakespeare Centre: China

|| December 16: 2016: University of Birmingham News || ά. Experts from the University of Birmingham have joined Nanjing University and Phoenix Publishing and Media Group to launch a ground-breaking collaboration that will help to broaden the appeal of William Shakespeare in China. The Shakespeare Centre, China sees the University’s world-renowned Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, as reach out to millions of Chinese people to increase access to and understanding of Shakespeare.

The Centre, dedicated to Shakespeare and all his works, was formally inaugurated in a recent grand ceremony in Nanjing. This event was attended by the centre’s Co-directors Professor Cong Cong, of Nanjing University, Dr Yuan Nan, senior literature editor of Phoenix Media, and Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute. Professor Dobson said, “Launching the Shakespeare Centre is testament to the University of Birmingham’s growing reputation in China. It presents another exciting opportunity for our researchers to collaborate with peers and partners from across the globe.

“Nanjing University has long been a beacon in Shakespeare studies in China. Its combination of academic expertise and performance tradition makes it a natural partner for the Shakespeare Institute and we are already working on collaborative research. “Discussions are in progress about how the Institute can advise Phoenix, China’s leading quality publisher of academic and popular books on Shakespeare, on materials worthy of translation into Mandarin, as well as purpose-designed residential courses in Stratford for Nanjing students.”

A brass plaque was unveiled at the ceremony and the Centre’s work got under way with a lecture on Hamlet from Professor Dobson. It also included a workshop, including academics and theatre practitioners, about the inter-cultural performance Shakespeare’s Handan Dream, a hybrid production incorporating extracts from Shakespeare and extracts from Kun opera, performed in London earlier in the year.

Professor Zhou Xian, Dean of Nanjing University Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences:IAS, which is the institutional base for this collaboration, warmly welcomed this exciting initiative, saying, “The IAS is the best place for the great minds to converge, and Shakespeare studies will play a very important role at this interdisciplinary platform.”

Mr. Gu Aibin, President of Yilin Press, said, “Yilin is one of the best literature and art publishing houses in China, enjoying the highest economic scale for seven successive years in China. With qualified publishing resources and professional editors, Yilin is confident about the prospect of the Centre.” The Centre’s launch follows a recent agreement signed by University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood and Chairman of the Board of Phoenix Publishing and Media Group Mr Zhang Jiankang in a special ceremony in Nanjing.

The agreement will also create a 'Birmingham Lecture' series, introductory materials in subjects where the University is recognised for its expertise, such as stem cell biology, energy storage, and gravitational waves. This will provide useful reference tools for students. Phoenix Publishing & Media Group is one of the largest media and publishing companies in China - and a leader in publishing works on Shakespeare.

The partnership with the University of Birmingham follows discussions in Nanjing earlier this year and a visit to Birmingham by representatives of the media company in July, when they visited the Shakespeare Institute. The Shakespeare Institute co-hosted this summer’s World Shakespeare Congress in Stratford-upon-Avon, a global celebration of Shakespeare’s memory and the global cultural legacy of his works in the 400th anniversary year of his death.

The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, its work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries. The history of collaboration between China and the University of Birmingham dates back almost to the foundation of the University in 1901.

Phoenix Publishing and Media Group was established in September 2001. It publishes, prints and distributes books, periodicals, newspapers, electronic and audio-visual products. Phoenix is now one of the most influential large-scale Chinese publishing and media groups.

Founded in 1902, Nanjing University is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in China. It was the only Chinese university to mount a Shakespeare festival to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. ω.

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The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

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The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

The Third Presentation: The Last Syllable of Recorded Time: Throughout October the Poetry Month














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The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

The Second Presentation: Out, out, brief candle! Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

April 26: 2016


























This is Emilio and Natalia playing Oberon and Titania at the Shakespeare homage on Friday, April 15th in Cartagena, La Montaña Mágica Bookstore. There were 13 people on stage among reciters and musicians, all reading from Dr Natalia Carbajosa's translations of William Shakespeare. The place was full and the ambience splendid; everybody had a great time! Reporting and joining in The Humanion Celebration of William Shakespeare: Dr Natalia Carbajosa: Spain

















 10th World Shakespeare Congress 2016: July 31-August 06 in Stratford-upon-Avon and London

Image: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

|| April 26: 2016 || The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will co-host the 10th World Shakespeare Congress to celebrate Shakespeare's memory and global legacy of his works in 2016. The tenth World Shakespeare Congress of the International Shakespeare Association will honour Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy and celebrate the continuing global resonance of his work.

The Congress’s rich programme of plenary lectures, seminars, panels, workshops, events, and performances will take place across two successive locations: first in Stratford-upon-Avon, among the key sites of Shakespeare’s personal life; and subsequently in London, close to the site of his most famous workplace, the Globe theatre.

The World Shakespeare Congress 2016 will offer unparalleled opportunities to engage with current Shakespeare performance, criticism, and pedagogy, and to connect with fellow Shakespeareans from around the world.

The Congress organisers welcome proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and other events (including performances and other creative responses) relating to any aspect of Shakespeare’s work, life, and continuing legacy. The deadline for submissions for the 2016 congress has now passed. Please email for more information.

To find out more or to register for the event please visit the 2016 World Shakespeare Congress website.

Participation in the World Shakespeare Congress is open to anyone with a genuine interest in Shakespeare who is a member of the International Shakespeare Association (ISA.

As well as a programme of 45 international collaborative research seminars and five workshops on a huge variety of topics, the Congress will offer plenary papers by speakers from a wide range of countries, backgrounds and interests, from academic professionals to those who have engaged with Shakespeare from literary or theatrical viewpoints.

The Congress organisers are pleased to announce the following additions to the programme:

Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson in conversation with Adrian Poole (University of Cambridge)
Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakeseare Company (RSC), with RSC actors past and present, discussing the Company's artistic life and history Lauded British actress Dame Harriet Walter on her roles in all-female productions of Shakespeare Clare van Kampen, composer, playwirght and Founding Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe, with the Theatre's Early Music Ensemble, on Shakepeare's Music, A special panel of international theatre directors chaired by Tom Bird, Executive Producer at Shakespeare's Globe.


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Shakespeare's Globe South Bank : Shakespeare at 400

Image: Shakespeare's Globe

|| April 26: 2016 ||  Shakespeare 400 at The Globe invites you to join in for an extraordinary collection of special events and performances, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

The Complete Walk will form the centrepiece of London’s celebration of Shakespeare in 2016, alongside the return of our momentous world tour of Hamlet.

1616: A Momentous Year is a year-long series of events, talks, lectures and special performances, and our Exhibition will be packed with special displays and unique items from around the world, all celebrating the life of the world’s greatest playwright.


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British Shakespeare Association Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives: September 08-11: 2016


|| April 26: 2016 || This conference is taking place at the University of Hull: September 08-11: 2016

Keynote speakers:

Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick)
Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
Michael Neill (University of Auckland)
Claudia Olk (Free University of Berlin)
Barrie Rutter (Northern Broadsides)
Tiffany Stern (University of Oxford)
Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

Call for Papers

‘Remember me!’ commands the ghost of Hamlet’s father at a moment in English history when the very purpose of remembrance of the dead was being transformed. How does the past haunt the present in Shakespeare? What do Shakespeare’s works reveal about the processes of mourning and remembrance? Shakespeare breathed new life into ‘old tales’: how do his acts of literary resuscitation transform the material he revived and what it signifies? This major international conference will investigate the ways in which Shakespeare remembered the past and we remember Shakespeare.

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death offers us a timely opportunity to reflect upon the continuation of his life and art diachronically, spatially from the Globe across the globe, and materially on stage, page, canvas, music score, and screen. How does Shakespeare continue to haunt us? The second strand of the conference focuses on Shakespeare’s literary, dramatic, and transcultural afterlives. The conference thus also seeks to explore the various ways in which Shakespeare’s ghost has been invoked, summoned up, or warded off over the past four centuries.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Shakespeare and death
Speaking to/of and impersonating the dead in Shakespeare
Shakespeare, religion, and reformations of ritual
Shakespeare and memory/remembrance
Shakespeare and time: temporality/anachronism/archaism
Shakespeare and early modern conceptions of ‘life’
Emotion and embodiment in Shakespeare
Performing Shakespeare: now and then
Transcultural Shakespeare
Critical and theoretical conceptions of/engagements through Shakespeare
Textual resurrections: editing Shakespeare
Rethinking Shakespearean biography
Enlivening Shakespeare teaching
Shakespeare in a digital age

The conference will be held in the official run-up to Hull’s year as the UK’s City of Culture in 2017. The programme will include plenary lectures, papers, seminars, workshops, and performances at Hull Truck and the Gulbenkian Centre. There will also be special workshops and sessions pedagogy.

We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes), panels (90 minutes), or seminars/workshops (90 minutes) on any aspect of the conference theme, broadly interpreted. Abstracts (no more than 200 words) should be sent to by 15 December 2015.

Postgraduate bursaries are available.

Participants must be members of the British Shakespeare Association at the time of the conference. Details of how to join can be found here


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World Shakespeare Congress 2016

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The Shakespeare homage on Friday, April 15th in Cartagena, La Montaña Mágica Bookstore: Here, we have Viola and Olivia in Twelfth Night






What am I to Do in the House on My Birthday, Lord?

Reporting on William Shakespeare's Birthday


What a piece of work
is a ''man''! How noble in reason! How infinite in
faculties! in form and moving, how express and
admirable! in action, how like an angel! in
apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the
world! The paragon of animals!


Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments; love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O, no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.



400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare this year, yet he seems as young by as many years...................

|| April 26: 2016: Hearing This News 400 Years Since His Death William Shakespeare Would Wonder || On Saturday April 30, visitors taking tours of Parliament can also enjoy Act 4 Scene 1 from Richard II, performed in Westminster Hall by Edward's Boys from Shakespeare’s old school in Stratford-upon-Avon. To celebrate the life and works of William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death, we are exploring the Bard’s connection with the Houses of Parliament.

In Act 4 Scene 1, set in Westminster Hall, Shakespeare dramatically portrays the deposition of King Richard II who reluctantly surrenders his crown and sceptre to Bolingbroke, the future King Henry IV.

These short performances by Edward’s Boys take place at regular intervals between 11am and 2pm. Young explorers are encouraged to join our Visitor Assistants and participate in some Shakespeare themed dressing up and other activities.

Measure for Measure






















Visitors will require a ticket for an audio tour or guided tour on Saturday 30 April. There is a family version of the audio tour and one child goes free with each paying adult. Taking inspiration from another Shakespearean quote, “Brevity is the soul of wit” (Hamlet), we are urging visitors to tweet about their day (in less than 140 characters) using the hashtag #WillAtWestminster.

Tour tickets can be purchased online, by calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment.

Edward’s Boys, a theatre company comprising students from King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, have received academic attention and popular success as a result of their work exploring the rarely seen plays originally written for the Early Modern boys’ companies.

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Happy Birthday Will in 2016 (Don't worry about dying for you had already done that: now concentrate living on)

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Where Shakespeare Meets Science

By Dr. Ellen Stofan

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan. Photo credit NASA/Jay Westcott

Dr Ellen Stofan: NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan reflects on the life and legacy of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death April 23, 1616

|| April 26: 2016 || “Sweet Moon,” William Shakespeare wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “I thank thee for thy sunny beams; I thank thee, Moon, for shining now so bright.”

I wonder if Shakespeare ever envisioned worlds with many moons, such as the 27 moons of Uranus, many of which bear the names of Shakespearean characters. Each of these moons is its own little world, from the messy fractures of Miranda – pulled and twisted by Uranus and its companion moons – to the ancient and dark moon Umbriel. But it is right and good to pay homage to Shakespeare with these points of light in the night sky, to a man who has brought so much light to so many lives, encapsulating the joy, the sorrow, and the very nature of what it is to be human.

In 2011, I sat in the Theater Royal in Haymarket London, having the amazing experience of watching Ralph Fiennes as Prospero in The Tempest. The program noted that the play was first performed in London in 1611 for James I; the thought of that actually distracted my attention from the play for a moment! For 400 years, people just like me had sat in theaters in this very town, hearing those very same words, laughing at those same lines such as, “We are such stuff as dreams are made of,” “What’s past is prologue,” and so on. I found as much relevance to my life and my modern era as the audience with James I likely found to their lives. The ability to bring all of life into art – and to make it last for centuries – that’s the gift of Shakespeare.


I find in the timeless appeal and relevance of Shakespeare the same thing that I actually love about the study of our Earth, our solar system, and our universe. For billions of years, stars and planets are born, they live, and they die. We came from stardust and we return to it. For the study of geology or stellar evolution or astrobiology is actually just a wonderful, complex, timeless story with depth and drama—just the kind of tale that Shakespeare told so well. I sometimes get frustrated with scientists who just want to tell “just the facts,” leaving out the stories behind the science, burying the message in jargon and method.

I was an art history minor in college, and now I promote science communication at NASA—helping our scientists and engineers bring not just the detail but the ‘why?’ the ‘who cares?’ and the ‘how did we get here?’ We need to bring context to our research: How does this affect my life or my place on this planet? And what is our future? Science not only informs us—it inspires us. The more we learn, the more we crave knowledge and understanding. Science fuels our innate curiosity. As we look to those points of light in the night sky, we yearn to know more—to understand our place in the universe.

When we plan at NASA to send humans to Mars, we do so to answer the fundamental question that humans have long pondered: Are we alone? Could life have evolved on another world and what could that life reveal about the very nature of life itself? When we look to the now thousands of planets we have found around other stars—how many of them are possibly not just habitable, but inhabited worlds?

That is why we need not just STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – we need the humanities. We need Shakespeare, we need the arts, and we need design, to understand our world and beyond. Shakespeare was a master at telling the story of the lives of people on this planet. In science, we try to take apart all that is behind that story – piece by piece – to understand how it works, where it is going, and where we’re going. But we need to approach these difficult challenges using both sides of the brain. We need to use our heads and our hearts.

Great science is about so much more than analyzing data. It’s about dreaming big. It’s about creativity, inspiration, and asking the right questions. It’s about perseverance and courage. It’s about heroes. It’s all the things we appreciate about Shakespeare’s works—powerful storytelling that stands the test of time.

As we work to solve the most pressing questions about our origins and our destiny, we come back to Shakespeare, to share the big story of science with everyone.

Ellen Stofan is among a diverse group of actors, community leaders, artists and scholars who will share their connection to Shakespeare through compelling performances and personal stories at noon EDT on April 23rd at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. This international event will be broadcast via C-SPAN2’S BOOKTV and live streamed here
Dr. Ellen Stofan is NASA’s Chief Scientist.


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Shakespeare 2016: Shakespeare Lives Here























|| April 26: 2016 || 2016 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare death which will be marked in Stratford-upon-Avon and around the world by a series of special projects and events led by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and others. These are some of the multiplicity of celebrations that the Trust is leading or involved with: this schedule will be continually updated as further events information is confirmed.

Shakespeare's New Place - Opening July 2016

The transformation of Shakespeare’s New Place will be the single most significant and enduring Shakespearian project anywhere in the world to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy

This major new heritage landmark will be a permanent, creative celebration of the playwright’s influence, and the Trust is inviting everyone to become part of the story and the fabric of New Place. Find out more on our New Place hub

Shakespeare Lives

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is a partner organisation contributing to the Shakespeare Lives global programme led by the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign. Shakespeare Lives will celebrate Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society throughout the 400th anniversary of his death. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust projects include:

a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) exploring the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare on the FutureLearn platform
promotion of the educational and cultural assets of the UK’s Midlands region to US students, highlighting the area’s humanities study opportunities and short term study options for school and university groups. This is one strand of a broader programme to promote the Shakespeare-related offer in the Midlands to key overseas markets, in partnership with Shakespeare’s England, Marketing Birmingham and Leicester Shire Promotions, with support from the GREAT UK Challenge Fund.

Shakespeare Documented - January 2016

Launched in January 2016, Shakespeare Documented is the largest and most authoritative free online public collection of primary-source materials that document William Shakespeare's life and work.

Shakespeare Week: a national celebration - 14-20 March 2016

A nationwide annual celebration organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to give primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare – his characters, stories and language. In 2016, 1.5 million children in over 11,000 schools took part. Find out more on our Shakespeare Week dedicated website.

Shakespeare 400 Gala Concert: 19 April 2016, 6:00pm Holy Trinity Church

Music lovers can experience a unique evening of opera in the historic Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, the very church where Shakespeare was baptised, where he worshipped with his family and where he is buried. To commemorate 400 years of his creative legacy,world-renowned opera singers, tenor Joseph Calleja and soprano Angel Blue will perform an evening of operatic classics inspired by Shakespeare's work. Roger Vignoles will accompany then on the piano and the evening will be compered by David Mellor PC QC. Click here to book tickets

Ex Cathedra Shakespeare Masque Concert- 22 April 2016, 7:30pm Holy Trinity Church

In collaboration with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Shakespeare Institute and the Royal Shakespeare Company, present a commemorative concert. The concert features a reconstruction of Thomas Arne’s musical setting of An Ode to Shakespeare by David Garrick and a new ode - A Shakespeare Masque, written by the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy. Find out more in our event listing for Ex Cathedra.

Anne Hathaway Garden

Images: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Discover where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a thatched farmhouse containing many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway Bed. It is nestled within stunning grounds and gardens, overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs. The cottage is in the hamlet of Shottery, which is just over one mile from the town centre and can be accessed via a pleasant, well sign-posted footpath.

Highlights at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Explore the realities of trying to find a husband or a wife in our new Tudor Courtship exhibition. Seek out our remarkable giant willow creations around the cottage gardens. Relax in our Cottage Garden Cafe, offering a range of hot and cold meals and refreshments (open from 10am). Readmore
















Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations - 23 April 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is a lead partner in the town’s festivities to honour its most famous son. One of the highlights will be a traditional New Orleans jazz procession staged by the New Orleans Shakespeare festival. Find out more in our event listing for Shakespeare's Birthday.

Sonnet Rap Marathon- 24 April, Henley Street, Shakespeare's Birthplace

The Sonnet Man will attempt to perform all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets in his own contemporary style! The performance will coincide with Stratford's full and half marathon. Find out more in our event listing for Sonnet Rap Marathon.

World Shakespeare Congress 2016 - 31 July-6 August 2016

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is delighted to be co-hosting the 10th World Shakespeare Congress, to celebrate Shakespeare's memory and global legacy of his works in 2016. 'Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare' will take place in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, 31 July - 6 August.
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We Celebrate You William Shakespeare























We celebrate you William Shakespeare for your wisdom, for your magnificent grasp of human psyche and the understanding of human society in which human culture makes a mess, messing everything up. Yet you find humanity rising beyond and reaching for the heights, breaking whatever barriers, whatever obstacles, whatever fires and storms or tornadoes come its way.

We celebrate you for your love of words, of ideas and of the vision of humanity and the earth that you had in your mind that you portrayed in your works. You are forever and forever is you: in words, in ideas, in visions, in love, in pain and in joy: a friend for life.

Humanity had Homer who could not see but could sing which he did so that we had songs to sing till you came along who did see things that others were blind to and who could sing landscapes, times and spaces that others were unable to fathom. Homer sung and gave us the songs of the past; you sang and gave us the songs of the future.

But future is the true present for it rises from the depth of what's to be. To be or no to be is not the question, William; it is rather, how to be and what to be and whatever for: three questions in a set. We celebrate you for what you have shown us we are capable of being and becoming. And that's the best of your gift and it does not ever, shall not ever cease to give.

And therefore, dear friend,  for it does not matter what the world thinks for the fact that you are 'dead' and cannot be a friend, you have always been a friend in the vastness of silence and solitude of years a plenty, a landscape a poetic mind cannot but roam in, we quote you on 400th years of your departure from this Earth that:

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

The Humanion
April 26, 2016


The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

There is no better way to celebrate William Shakespeare than reading his life's works

The First Presentation: Wherefore art thou.........February 14, 2016

The Second Presentation: Out, out, brief candle! On Shakespeare's Birthday in April

The Third Presentation: The Last Syllable of Recorded Time. In the Poetry Month October


The First Presentation: Wherefore art thou.........February 14, 2016



What a piece of work
is a ''man''! How noble in reason! how infinite in
faculties! in form and moving, how express and
admirable! in action, how like an angel! in
apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the
world! The paragon of animals!


Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments; love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O, no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare this year, yet he seems as young by as many years...................

The image, bottom right, is a photograph of a National Theatre Poster for As You Like It where Rosalie Craig is seen as Rosalind























William Shakespeare Sonnet

You ask wherefore art thou William and seek an answer to that yet?
Therefore I am where the cricket singeth the green the lark the blues
Where the Thames weaves Elleesium songs in the touches and tastes
Of all the salts and sleets brought from the flowing earth as the skies

Paint on the banks where human footfalls raise a sonar wave- map
Therefore I am where English tongue is means to make minds work
And when you mind high and low to find broken pieces of human
Minds and look for features and hues and steels and stones that make

This human-paragon of us did I not already tell you that in all-songs
I am therefore where and when you are in love and toil and strive and
Find the soul of word that you may wake to rise each day to pick up

The sun out of the immensity of the endless swirls of skies from the depth
Of darkness bring out the moon as if by magic you hold the key of life
And off your soul you bring out supernovas of the human heart in love

Munayem Mayenin Celebrating William Shakespeare at 400 years of his passing and living on. February 14, 2016

William Shakespeare Is Not Lost in Translation : Dr Natalia Carbajosa

William Shakespeare: British Library Makes 300 Shakespeare 'Treasures' Available Online for the First Time

March 15, 2016: The British Library has made 300 stunning manuscripts, books, maps, paintings, illustrations, pamphlets, ballads, playbills and photos relating to Shakespeare available online for the first time on its Discovering Literature Website. P: March 16, 2016

March 22, 2016: National Theatre Shakespeare 400 Celebration 2016: April 19-22
Wherefore art thou.............

The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

The Humanion First Presentation: February 14, 2016

Romeo and Juliet






















































A Great Poet is Never Dead

























































The Passionate Pilgrim


A Midsummer Night's Dream


















I will tell you why; so shall my
anticipation prevent your discovery, and your
secrecy to the King and Queen moult no feather.
I have of late-wherefore I know not-lost
all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises,
and indeed it goes so heavily with my
disposition that this goodly frame, the earth,
seems to me a sterile promontory; this most
excellent canopy the air, look you, this brave
o’er hanging firmament, this majestical roof
fretted with golden fire-why, it appeareth no
other thing to me than a foul and pestilent
congregation of vapours. What a piece of work
is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in
faculties! in form and moving, how express and
admirable! in action, how like an angel! in
apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the
world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me,
what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights
not me-no, nor woman neither, though by
your smiling you seem to say so.

William Shakespeare Is Not Lost in Translation

William Shakespeare is probably one of the, if not the most fortunate author who has been translated in almost all the languages of the world. And he and his works are at equally loved and at home in the World as much, if not more than his native isles.

Dr Natalia Carbajosa is a Spanish translator/scholar of Williams Shakespeare who has written substantially and translated Shakespeare in Spanish including her titled, published in 2009, Shakespeare y el lenguaje de la comedia: Teoría, crítica y análisis: Código: 978-84-7962-455-2.

Natalia Carbajosa was born in 1971 in the south of Spain (Cádiz). She has studied English at the University of Salamanca, obtaining a Doctorate on Shakespeare studies in 1999. From 1995 to 1998 she was co-editor of the literary magazine "Parásito", together with other university students. Since 1999 she has been teaching English at the University of Cartagena.

She has also taught English Literature at the National Distance Education University (UNED). Poetry books: "Los puentes sumergidos" ("The Submerged Bridges"), 2000; "Pronóstico" ("Forecast"), 2005; "Los reinos y las horas" ("The Kingdoms and the Hours"), 2006. Short stories: "Patologías" ("Pathologies"), 2005.

She collaborates with translations and research articles in national and foreign magazines on literature, theatre and cinema and, has participated in seminars on Renaissance Studies and contemporary Angloindian and South African literature.

Some of her poems have been translated into Romanian and published in a Canadian magazine. To read her original poetry in Spanish

Here we publish a selection of excerpts of her Spanish translations of scenes from Shakespeare's plays for a theatre production that is part of the 400 Year celebration of William Shakespeare taking place in Spain.


The Taming of the Shrew, act 2, scene I                                                                      La fierecilla domada, acto 2, escena 1


PETRUCHIO: I pray yo do. I’ll attend her here -                                                         PETRUCHO: Enviadla, os lo ruego. Aquí la espero –                                    165

                                                            [Exeunt all but Petruchio]                                                                               [Salen todos menos Petrucho]

            And woo her with some spirit when she comes!                                                          ¡y con brío al llegar le haré la corte!

            Say that she rail, why then I’ll tell her plain                                                     ¿Que me maldice? Le dire a las claras

            She sings as sweetly as a nightingale.                                                               cuán dulce es, como el de un ruiseñor, su canto.

            Say that she frown, I’ll say she looks as clear                                                  ¿Que se enfurruña al verme? La nombraré

            As morning roses newly washed with dew.                                                     clara como rosas tempranas bañadas en rocío.

            Say she be mute and will not speak a word,                                                    ¿Que, muda, evita pronunciar palabra?                                                           170

            Then I’ll commend her volubility                                                                    Elogiaré su locuacidad entonces

            And say she uttereth piercing eloquence.                                                         y dire cómo su elocuencia me traspasa.

            If she do bid me pack, I’ll give her thanks                                                       Si que me largue exclama, daré gracias

            As though she bid me stay by her a week.                                                       como si una semana quedarme pidiese.

If she deny to wed, I’ll crave the day                                                               Si casarse rehúsa, estaré ansioso,                                                            175

When I shall ask the banns, and when be married.                                          de la boda, por las amonestaciones.

                        Enter Katherina                                                                                               Entra Catalina.

But here she comes, and now, Petruchio, speak.                                                          Pero aquí está, y ahora, Petrucho, habla.

Good morrow, Kate, for that’s your name, I hear.                                           Buenos días, Cata, que así os llamáis he oído.

KATHERINA: Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing -                        CATALINA: Habéis oído bien, aunque duro de oído[1]:

            They call me Katherine that do talk of me.                                                      me llaman Catalina quienes hablan de mí.                                      180

PETRUCHIO: You lie, in faith, for you are called plain Kate,                         PETRUCHO: A fe mía, mentís, que os llaman Cata a secas,

            And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst.                                                         y linda Cata, y fiera Cata a veces.

            But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom,                                                    Mas Cata, la Cata más bella de la cristiandad,

            Kate of Kate-hall, my super-dainty Kate -                                                       Cata de Catilandia, mi bocado exquisito

            For dainties are all Kates – and therefore, Kate,                                                          -que exquisiteces todas catar deseo; así pues, Cata,                              185

            Take this of me, Kate of my consolation:                                                        acata esto de mí, Cata de mi consuelo:

            Hearing thy mildness praised in every town,                                                   oyendo aquí y allá de tu dulzura elogio,

            Thy virtues spoke of and thy beauty sounded -                                                           de tu virtud mención y rumor de tu belleza

            Yet no so deeply as to thee belongs -                                                               -mas no tan plenos como a ti corresponden–

            Myself am moved to woo thee for my wife.                                                    a mí mismo he traído a pedirte en matrimonio.                                         190

KATHERINA: ‘Moved’ – in good time! Let him that move you hither                       CATALINA: ‘¡Traído!’ ¡En buena hora! Que el que os trajo

            Remove you hence. I knew you at the first                                                     os vuelva a llevar. Muy pronto supe

            You were a movable.                                                                                       que érais pieza portátil[2].


[1] Se pierde aquí el efecto homófono que se produce entre heard (participio de oír) y hard (duro de oído).

[2] En el inglés original, moved (traído) y movable (pieza portátil) dan lugar a la figura de dicción definida como poliptoton, y que consiste en propagar la resonancia de una palabra con otra derivada de la misma raíz.


Read all the translation excerpts: copyrights to the translations: Dr Natalia Carbajosa


Twelfth Night

























The Winter’s Tale

The keeper of the prison – call him
Let him have knowledge who I am
No court in Europe is too good for thee,
Who dost thou then in prison?


As well as one so great and so forlorn
May hold together. On her frights and griefs,
Which never tender lady hath borne greater,
She is, something before her time, deliver’d.


Good my liege, I come-
And I beseech you hear me, who professes
Myself your loyal servant, your physician,
Your most obedient counsellor, yet that dares
Less appear so, in comforting your evils,
Than such as most seem yours-I say I come
From your Queen.

Othello The Moor of Venice

But I do think it is their husbands’ faults
If wives do fall. Say that they lack their duties,
And pour our treasures into foreign laps;
Or else break out in peevish jealousies,
Throwing restraint upon us or say they strike us,
Or scant our former having in despite;
Why, we have galls; and though we have some grace,
Yet have we some revenge. Let husbands know
Their wives have sense like them; they see and smell,
And have their palates for both sweet and sour
As husbands have. What is it that they do
When they change us for others? Is it sport?
I think it is. And doth affection breed it?
It think it doth. Is’t frailty that thus errs?
It is so too. And have not we affections,
Desires for sport, and family, as men have?
Then let them use us well; else let them know
The ills we do their ills instruct us so.




















































A Midsummer Night's Dream




















The Candle Won't Blow Out

Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

This year marks the 400th Anniversary  of William Shakespeare's 'blowing out' of this world; except he seemed to have blown out onto a wider darkness to become a brighter candle (of an eternal star).




The Humanion will make a three-part presentation for The Candle Won't Blow Out William Shakespeare Celebration and it will incorporate the sections of The Humanion, Poetry, Literature, World Literature, Culture, Art, Society, Languages, The World, United Kingdom, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And, of course, Philosophy (for, in The Humanion's view, the first ever living breathing English Philosopher proper was William Shakespeare who,  unlike Jean Paul Sartre ( and very like Leonard Tolstoy and Rabindranath Tagore) did not write his philosophy in any other form but through his creative writings).

The First Presentation: Wherefore art thou.........Mid February

The Second Presentation: Out, out, brief candle! On Shakespeare's Birthday in April

The Third Presentation: The Last Syllable of Recorded Time. In the Poetry Month October

Please, send in submissions relating to William Shakespeare's life and works and all that he has become to signify including poetry to editor at the humanion dot com.




Deadlines: For February: February 9, 2016: For April: April 14, 2016: For October: September 24, 2016 ( and through October)

The Humanion

January 6, 2016


The Lake Eden Eye





The Window of the Heavens Always Open and Calling: All We Have to Do Is: To Choose to Be Open, Listen and Respond




Imagine a Rose-Boat

Imagine a rose floating like a tiny little boat on this ocean of infinity
And raise your soul-sail on this wee-little boat and go seeking out
All along feed on nothing but the light that you gather only light
Fear shall never fathom you nor greed can tempt nor illusion divert
For Love you are by name by deeds you are love's working-map


Only in the transparent pool of knowledge, chiselled out by the sharp incision of wisdom, is seen the true face of what truth is: That what  beauty paints, that what music sings, that what love makes into a magic. And it is life: a momentary magnificence, a-bloom like a bubble's miniscule exposition, against the spread of this awe-inspiring composition of the the Universe. Only through the path of seeking, learning, asking and developing, only through the vehicles and vesicles of knowledge, only through listening to the endless springs flowing beneath, outside, around and beyond our reach, of wisdom, we find the infinite ocean of love which is boundless, eternal, and being infinite, it makes us, shapes us and frees us onto the miracle of infinite liberty: without border, limitation or end. There is nothing better, larger or deeper that humanity can ever be than to simply be and do love. The Humanion

















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At Home in the Universe : One Without Frontier. Editor: Munayem Mayenin

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First Published: September 24: 2015

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