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Paying for Shakespeare: Henry Folger’s Checks

By Stephen H. Grant On the Ides of March five years ago, ...
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‘The Bard of all bards was a Warwickshire bard’: Reviving David Garrick’s Stratford Jubilee

By David Chandler, Retrospect Opera. 2019 will witness the 250th anniversary of ...
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Great Caesar’s Ghost

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest ...

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By Diane Meyer Lowman (The Shakespeare Institute, UoB). I have loved Shakespeare for as long as I can remember. Some might say I’m obsessed. So when my boys grew and ...
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Studying in the book of another’s notes

By Sara Marie Westh I am back, with another question from the Halliwell-Phillipps notebooks for our brilliant readers to ponder, since the last query yielded such a wealth of suggestions. Once ...
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Bootleg Puppets

By Daisy Edwards, Bootleg Puppets When I became a University student I slowly forgot how desperately young people, families, and children needed art and theatre. Theatre was so accessible as a ...
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The puzzle of someone else’s notes

By Sara Marie Westh I have over the past half year or so been working my way through the J.O. Halliwell-Phillipps notebook on Shakespeare’s Sonnets, held at the Shakespeare Birthplace ...
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Late Summer on Brook’s heath

By Sara Marie Westh The images from Peter Brook’s cinematic version of King Lear have been burned onto the retinas of countless Shakespeareans since its release in 1971. The stark landscape ...

6 Hamlet soliloquies

As the heatwave rages on, we offer this as a public service to all our readers: cool down with the prince of Denmark’s soliloquy. Six different approaches compiled by Vincent ...
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Othello and the Everyman

By Kelsey Ridge, the Shakespeare Institute. I was drawn to Gemma Bodinetz’s Othello at Liverpool’s Everyman largely for its high-concept approach: Othello (played by Golda Rosheuvel) is a lesbian.  An ...
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Celebrating Shakespeare at the Folger

We are delighted to share these glimpses of the Folger’s Shakespeare birthday celebrations and fundraising gala, snapped by our valued contributor Stephen Grant.   For Stephen’s most recent post, containing ...
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The Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship 2018

closing date 29 June 2018 Are you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be using the archives or library of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust? ...

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