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Jamie Bamber Announced as Patron for The Globe's Playing Shakespeare Project
Several years ago, The Globe Theatre, in conjunction with Deutsche Bank, created Playing Shakespeare - a project for London schools, with 16,000 free tickets given to students for a full-scale Shakespeare production created specifically for young people. Every year, celebrity patrons help to support the production and, this year, Jamie is one of the patrons. The 2012 production is "A Midsummer Night's Dream". More information about the show, as well as a statement form Jamie, can be found at The Globe's Facebook page:

"I can remember being twelve years old and reading Shakespeare for the first time and it feeling like a foreign language. But I was lucky. I had inspiring teachers and interested parents who shared their love for the plays. I remember laughing hysterically at a production of "Two Gentleman", one of the first at the Globe, and being stunned by the thought that "this stuff is really funny". It changed my life. Thanks to this project thousands of teenagers who would not otherwise get that opportunity will be introduced to Shakespeare's immediacy and hopefully they will find themselves laughing as I did - and who knows where those opportunities will lead?"

I'll update as more information becomes available or you can check out @The_Globe.
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xwacky From: xwacky Date: February 9th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yay! Go Jamie! Gosh I love him so much!

Reading Shakespeare at the tender age of 12?! To me that's quite amazing. My son is 12 years old, his closest encounter with anything Shakespeare is when I took him to see Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" in London last year. ;p
esmerelda_t From: esmerelda_t Date: February 9th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I love the Globe, they do a great mix of traditional Shakespeare/Elizabethan plays and new productions. I'm hoping to do the standing thing this year as those tickets are only £5 so I can see more of them! Very nice to see Jamie getting involved in something like this.
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: February 9th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
This made my night :) What a wonderful project to be involved in! Now if we could just get him on to that damn stage...
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 10th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Now if we could just get him on to that damn stage...

Over there, or over HERE? ;) (Granted, the venues that draw film and TV actors in LA are fewer than most burgs but if he's living here and he's on hiatus or between gigs... well, it's crossed my mind. ;) )
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: February 10th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Here! HERE! :P

Actually I would be so thrilled if he did more stage work that I wouldn't care which side of the pond he's on! As long as someone took pics ;)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 10th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC) (Link Me)
True dat.

(And I shouldn't sell myself short, two of my best friends are now living in London for an indefinite period of time, I might have a place to crash for free. XD)
anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: February 10th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC) (Link Me)
There you go! What better excuse could there be for a trip to London?! I fear we are getting ahead of ourselves here, but we live in hope :)
rikibeth From: rikibeth Date: February 11th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC) (Link Me)
How about New York? I'd travel in to the city for that, you damn betcha.
eglantine_br From: eglantine_br Date: February 9th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I am not a bit surprised. What a guy. And another way that the real Jamie informs our creation of Archie. Good men.
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: February 11th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Would move heaven and earth to see him in anything Shakespeare!
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