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3rd Notre Dame Wells Shakespeare Lecture

This year’s Shakespeare lecture in honour of Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. was ...
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Shakespeare Goes to Brussels

On Thursday 20 March a special Shakespeare delegation visited the European Parliament ...
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Freedom, Freetown and Fernie’s Fiery Feast

You do not expect a critic of Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard and ...

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The Wallbook of Shakespeare

Over the last year I have been working with a publisher to produce a book that will introduce readers to all of Shakespeare’s plays in one sitting.  I had the ...
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Worlds Elsewhere

I am pleased to post the following on behalf of Andrew Dickson, a journalist at the Guardian and a Fellow of our exciting new project (with University of Warwick) Shakespeare ...
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Fernie’s Freetown Film!

Following on from the recent account of Ewan Fernie’s inaugural lecture, you might like to know that you can watch a recording of it made available by the University of ...
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Honouring Professor Reg Foakes

Professor Reg Foakes, who died at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon just before Christmas, was a wise, liberal-minded, influential and much-loved Shakespeare scholar and teacher. His career spanned over sixty years ...
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In Memory of Professor Reg Foakes

Like many others, I am saddened to hear about the death of Shakespeare Scholar, Professor Reg Foakes. Here is a piece written by a Sylvia Morris, cross-posted from her site ...
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New Year’s Sonnet

Sonnet 15 When I consider every thing that growes Holds in perfection but a little moment. That this huge stage presenteth nought but showes Whereon the stars in secret influence ...
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Re-reading Sonnet 76

Sonnet 76 Why is my verse so barren of new pride? So far from variation or quicke change? Why with the time do I not glance aside To new-found methods ...
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Sonnets for Advent 24: Sonnet 146

This is Shakespeare’s most religious sonnet and is not unlike the conceit of John Donne’s ‘Death be not proud’. The poem is damaged and in need of emendation since the ...
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Sonnets for Advent 23: Sonnet 138

This sonnet could easily be spoken by Antony about Cleopatra and their ‘age in love.’ It doesn’t take long for ‘simple truth’ not only to be suppressed, but changed into ...

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