Immortal Longings is an artist-run London company specializing Shakespare & Opera illustrations.
What you'll discover: Delightfully dramatic Shakespeare gifts featuring the Bard's best loved characters. I'm passionate about offering inspired gifts for actors, literature lovers, teachers, poets, dreamers, dramatics and romantics. My Opera Series provides art for international productions, giving an illustrated style to the thrilling music and characters.
My unique Shakespeare Gifts and Opera Gifts include: Giclée Art Prints, Art Cards, our Leatherbound journals (which make wonderful diaries and sketchbooks), Postcards, iPhone Wallpapers, and More.
The artwork is created by designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, working with local artisans in the UK and Society6 in the USA to produce gifts. Elizabeth has worked with Shakespeare's Globe, The Metropolitan Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Royal National Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and other venues around the world to create illustrations based in the world of drama.
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The Olympics Website have released a World Shakespeare Festival film:
Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds, and sweet airs,
Simon Russell Beale:
That give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears;
Ade Adepitan: And sometime voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Adjoa Andoh:Will make me sleep again; and then in dreaming,
Jonathan Edwards:The clouds me thought would open, and show riches
Will Sharman: Ready to drop upon me,
Ray Fearon: That when I waked
I cried to dream again.'
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
A few teasing behind-the-scenes shots before the photographs are released...
So with enough hints there about the 5 characters, can you guess which they are? (Hint: they're all featured in Folio prints in different colours.)
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Now on the BBC Player:
Monday, 16 April 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
|City walk: old London wall (Photo credit: tina-m)|
It was 1993 and back then London still closed down almost completely at Christmas. So I soon discovered three of the only things to do!
First - St Paul's cathedral was open for Christmas service. Though not religious I went with a fellow traveller to mass and it was beautiful, complete with splendid boys choir.
Second - I realised roasted chestnut sellers were still out with their carts along the riverside. I tasted my first-ever roasted chestnuts by Tower Bridge.
Third - I discovered London Walks and went on several tours that week. Shakespeare and Dickens was the best! They took us to see all the bits of Elizabethan architecture still left in London - some of which were just a few timbers in a hidden archway. It was a really good walk, and they still run the same tour to this day.
So one of my top recommendations for visitors to London: treat yourself to a mid-week walk.
Shakespeare and Dicken's London - The Old City - walk tour by London Walks
(ps. the Jack the Ripper walk is good too!)
--Post by Tina, the Shakespearean minion