Word of the Week: Infamonize

Turn to any page in David Crystal and Ben Crystal’s Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary & Language Companion and you’re likely to come across a word from Shakespeare you haven’t seen or heard before.
This week’s word ‘infamonize’ is one such example and means ‘to brand with infamy, defame’.  The book also includes the play, act and scene in which the word appears, the character who says it and to whom, and the precise quote for context.

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Word of the Week: 'infamonize' (v.); 'brand with infamy, defame'.

From Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary & Language Companion by David Crystal & Ben Crystal. It’s available to buy in the Globe shop.

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Hannah is the Globe Education Assistant for events.

Doctor Scroggy’s War 
Written by Howard Brenton, Directed by John Dove 

From 12 September 
For details and tickets visit our website: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/globe-theatre/doctor-scroggys-war

Interviews with Howard Brenton and John Dove, and actors Will Featherstone and James Garnon. 

Word of the Week: Rosicrucianism

This week’s word is from Frances Yates’ seminal book ‘The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age’. The term Rosicrucianism crops up a lot in Yates’ accessible survey of the occult movements of the Renaissance and refers to a philosophical secret society said to have been founded by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology based on ‘the esoteric truths of the ancient past’, which, ‘concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm’.

It is brought to you from the Shakespeare-inspired Books About Town bench outside the Globe. 
 

Word of the Week: 'Rosicrucianism' (n.); a secret society laying claim to various forms of occult knowledge
and power and professing esoteric principles of religion.

From ‘The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age’ by Frances Yates. It’s available to buy in the Globe shop.

Book of the Week: 1599 - A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

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Book of the Week regular James Shapiro is the author of this week’s entry, ‘1599 - A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare’. His intimate history follows Shakespeare  through the single year that helped him establish himself as one of the greatest writers who ever lived. You can order it from the Globe shop here.

Here’s what the critics say about Shapiro’s book:

‘The author loves his subject and writes erudite, undumbed-down history that none the less reads as fluidly as a good novel.’
David Mitchell, Guardian (Books of the Year)

‘A superb book - the product of marathon scholarship, inspired insight, narrative flair, astute surmise and searching intelligence.’
Sunday Times

‘An unforgettable illumination of a crucial moment in the life of our greatest writer.’
Observer

‘One of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare. ’
Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph

Let us know what you thought. Share with us your own reviews in the comments below.

Look out every Friday for our weekly feature on particularly noteworthy and memorable Shakespeare books, available from the Globe Shop

1599 - A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare is available for £9.99 in the Globe shop.

Keith Andrews, our wine consultant reflects on  his adventures in wine this August. It’s been a busy month.

As we strive to keep our wine list current, eclectic and good value for money we’ve been hunting high and low for some traditional White Rioja Perfect for the balmy summer evenings, we’ve been sampling a delicious selection and look forward to introducing something new to the wine list soon.

We’ve also been down to Weymouth supporting Ara Wines, sampling a plethora of wines and spirits perfectly complemented with fresh seafood. A particular sparkling wonder, One Estate Sauvignon Brut caught our attention, something familiar but refreshingly different; perfect for our wine list.

From the South coast to the Northern Hemisphere, we were treated to an exceptional evening of Chinese cuisine at My Old Place. Joined by our suppliers Hallgarten Druit we spent the evening working our way through most of the menu (and the wine list!) and have finalised the details for the next wine dinner for Swan Wine Club members. In partnership with Hallgerten Druit, join us on the 28th August in the Swan Restaurant to sample a selection from Chateau Campuget. Get in touch about our upcoming wine dinners by clicking here.

On a final note, our wine of the week has to be Rufus & Rogers Barossa Valley Rose, by Yalumba Winemakers. Make sure you join us in the Swan Bar next Friday 29th August from 6pm where we’ll be sampling 6 magnums of the stuff. Now that’s how to start the weekend!

Currently drinking: I am besotted at the moment with the Rufus & Rogers Barossa Valley Rosé that we list.

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Punishment Without Revenge by Lope de Vega 

1-6 September, just 5 performances 

Tickets from £5. Book here: http://bit.ly/1daw8VQ

Federico, bastard son of the Duke of Ferrara, falls in love with Cassandra, his father’s intended bride, and she with him. When the truth of their ‘dishonourable’ union comes to light, the Duke exacts a pitiless revenge.

On its cleverly mapped journey towards a violent climax equal to that of any Jacobean playwright, El castigo sin venganza explores the tragic role of honour in seventeenth century life – cruel, necessary, ineluctable. This is the first Globe staging of a play from Spain’s Golden Age – with its fascinating correspondences to the drama of Elizabethan England – and a rare chance to see one of Lope’s greatest plays.

Video by@Cabanillasporel
http://www.cabanillasporelmundo.com/ 

Word of the Week: Anaphora

This week’s word is from Frank Kermode’s book ‘Shakespeare’s Language’. In rhetoric, ’anaphora' is the repetition of a word at the beginning of a sequence of sentences or phrases.

Kermode’s book takes us back to the essence of Shakespeare - his words - and argues that his revolutionary use of language is where the true power of his plays lies.You can purchase the book here.

It is brought to you from the Shakespeare-inspired Books About Town bench outside the Globe.

Word of the Week: 'anaphora' (n.); the repetition of a word at the beginning of a sequence of sentences or phrases

From ‘Shakespeare’s Language’ by Frank Kermode. Buy it now from the Globe Shop.

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Much of Lope de Vega’s work was driven by themes of love intrigues, as well as affairs of honor, most commonly involving the petty nobility of medieval Spain.
Punishment Without Revenge opening on 1 September explores the tragic role of honour in seventeenth century life – cruel, necessary, ineluctable. 
Find out more or book tickets here: http://bit.ly/1daw8VQ

Much of Lope de Vega’s work was driven by themes of love intrigues, as well as affairs of honor, most commonly involving the petty nobility of medieval Spain.

Punishment Without Revenge opening on 1 September explores the tragic role of honour in seventeenth century life – cruel, necessary, ineluctable. 


Find out more or book tickets here: http://bit.ly/1daw8VQ