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Bard Box

Bard Box

According to Shakespeare Quarterly, Bard Box "periodically posts the best animations, mash-ups, student projects, soliloquies and even campaigning films relating to Shakespeare performance, all curated by McKernan. Each video post is accompanied by a set of basic metadata, including title, date, cast and credits, as well as a brief description of the film and its main points of interest. McKernan also uses the “Categories” feature of Wordpress templates to organize the various types of videos but warns that “there is not a set of controlled terms used”: currently, the sidebar features categories ranging from “experimental” and “eggs” (which contains not one but two adaptations performed by eggs) alongside “Star Wars” and “street Shakespeare.” A tag cloud of Shakespeare’s works also orients... Show More
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Andrew Ryder
Andrew Ryder (Faculty)
5 years ago

This is an intriguing set of links to videos of Shakespeare parodies and performances of various types.  The site is still active, but states that as of September 2012 is not being updated.

One of the most useful features is the tag cloud generated by the WordPress blog software which powers it, allowing users to find similar videos by play or poem title (these seem to be the only tags).

The site also notes that the 150 or so videos in the blog collection are available (presumably without as much commentary) on YouTube in two playlists, Bardbox, and Bardbox 2.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes