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Monologues not by Shakespeare

Monologues not by Shakespeare. Tr. Marlous Lange Peters. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij International Theatre and Film Books, with Het Vijfde Bedrijf, 2016. Review by Paul Franssen (Utrecht University) As the title suggests, this book contains a collection of one-(wo)man plays, or monologues, which were not written by Shakespeare but by contemporary authors, sometimes on their own, sometimes […]

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Louis Marder Scholarship 2017

UPDATED: This is a new version of the blog posted earlier and contains an important update. The contact address for applications is SCLA@shakespeare.org.uk. 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? If so, you might be interested in […]

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SBT 2005-15. A carved mulberry wood pastry cutter, made by Thomas Sharp, supposedly from wood from the mulberry tree thought to have been planted by Shakespeare in the garden at New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Date made: about 1769 to 1799
Inscription: : stamped : handle : : Shakespeare's Wood Sharp Stratford-upon-Avon
Dimensions: Length 140mm
Material: mulberry wood
Maker: Thomas Sharp
Made in: Stratford Upon Avon

SBT Research Conversation, Wednesday 19 April

‘Shakespeare’s Wood’ By Dr. Tara Hamling and Dr. Cathryn Enis, University of Birmingham.   A new series of ‘Research Conversations’ organised by Dr. Paul Edmondson, Head of Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, started on Wednesday 19 April with a talk given by Dr. Tara Hamling and Dr. Cathryn Enis of the University of Birmingham. The […]

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The Silly Side of Shakespeare

By Mya Gosling Shakespeare is hilarious: his comedies are funny and his tragedies are even funnier. Well… at least that’s the mindset I have whenever I sit down to draw a new comic poking fun at the Sweet Swan of Avon and his plays. I’ve been drawing Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly […]

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Copyright 2017 Mike Sewell (tel: 07966417114) Photograph by Mikey Sewell.
Drama students at Coventry University rehearse King Lear with students in Finland via a live video wall.

(commissioned by Hannah Smith)

Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage

Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage By Hannah Smith, press officer. An act of Shakespeare has been performed live by drama students in Finland and the West Midlands thanks to a life-sized digital portal. Coventry University’s performing arts school teamed up with students in the University of […]

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Henry V monologue act 1 scene II

Henry V monologue act 1 scene II Performed by Tom Gwynfryn. Directed and edited by Alun Rhys Morgan, 2016 Tom Gwynfryn talks about the artistic process that informed his work on the Henry V speech: “I chose the piece initially while going through the auditions stages to study at RADA. I contacted a close friend of mine, […]

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Shakespeare Goes to Urbino

A little last minute – but still just in time…. ‘The Shakespeare in Italy Summer School will be held from 12-26th July 2014 in the lovely walled city of Urbino, which is tucked away in the hills near Italy’s upper Adriatic coast. The summer school will be taught, at the invitation of the University of […]

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Julia Margaret Cameron 'King Lear allotting his kingdom to his three daughters,' 1872. Cameron was an amateur photographer with connections in the Pre-Raphaelite art world; her images are largely motivated by prevailing notions of moral and aesthetic beauty. In this image, her husband Charles Hay Cameron poses as Lear, with the three daughters played by the Liddell sisters: Lorina, Edith and Lewis Carroll's muse, Alice.

Our Louis Marder Prize Winner

Shakespeare and Still Photography I am delighted to be awarded the Louis Marder Scholarship by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. My PhD research on ‘Shakespeare and Still Photography’ relies heavily on access to performance archives, and the scholarship will allow me take full advantage of the Shakespeare Centre Archive, particularly, its formidable collections of photographs dating […]

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Celebrating Tagore's Birthday at Shakespeare's Birthplace

A Special Tagore Anniversary

We are pleased to post the following by Tagore specialist Obhi Chatterjee: 7 May was the 152nd anniversary of the birth of the Bengali creative genius and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. This year is also the centenary of Tagore winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. We celebrated the occasion at Shakespeare’s Birthplace on Saturday afternoon, two […]

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