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Rufus Wainwright Pays Homage To Shakespeare With Florence Welch, Helena Bonham Carter, and More

I first discovered Rufus Wainwright by way of Robbie Williams‘ gorgeous, duets-laden album “Swings Both Ways”, from their track of the same name. The American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer’s velvety, androgynous vocals were fascinating to say the least. Just last week, Rufus Wainwright released his ninth studio album to little fanfare. “Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets” was quietly brought into the world with a slew of artistic collaborators, including Helena Bonham Carter, Marius de Vries, Florence Welch, and Carrie Fisher. With the 400th anniversary of the master playwright’s death coming to a head with the #Shakespeare400 banner online, it’s not difficult…
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Costa Coffee with Shakespeare: The Bardrista Strikes Back

Costa Coffee’s back at it again, and this time they’ve gone and given themselves an upsize to none other than the Bard himself. A nod to his 400th death anniversary, this Costa Coffee event brought local actor and director Adrian Pang, artistic and managing director of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Gaurav Kripalani, director for the British Council Singapore, Roland Davies, and an old friend, local poet Marc Nair, to weigh in on the significance of the prolific William Shakespeare some four centuries later. Needless to say, we were also accompanied by one Mr. Caffeine and his pals – some good ole’ donuts,…
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Shakespeare In The Park: Celebrate #Shakespeare400 with a Local Twist

It’s been 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, and yet the world still continues to celebrate the legacy of one of the most revered playwrights ever. Be it events around the globe or online, it’s hard to miss out on the on the festivities and tributes to Shakespeare, especially with the #Shakespeare400 hashtag. Singapore is no exception as well. From 27 April to 22 May, The Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) will be presenting “Romeo and Juliet” as part of their annual “Shakespeare in the Park” production. As the name suggests, the play won’t be held in a conventional…
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