Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Really Cool New Things in the Arts

1- The BBC and Arts Council of Britain have created an inter-arts space as part of the Cultural Olympiad that brings together streaming theatre, film, dance, music and more. You can watch a South African theatre troup perform Venus and Adonis at the Globe Theatre, Ridley Scott's first film Boy and Bicycle, or take a tour through John Peel's record collection.
Best of all... It looks as though most, if not all, of the content is available worldwide!

2- An iPad app to learn about Leonardo's anatomy drawings... This looks amazing. It isn't free, but it's pretty inexpensive... Produced by Touch Press for the Royal Collection, also known as The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Details or at Touch Press's site

3- Bill Barclay, who is in residence at UWM for part of this spring, writing music for Rebecca Holderness's production of Chekhov's Three Sisters, is working his way through Shakespeare, reading it aloud in public spaces. He recently read part of Romeo & Juliet from one of the Second Folios owned by the UWM Libraries' Special Collections. Bill's website is here

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