Tag Archives: Cambridge University Press

Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie in  conversation. We are happy to share CUP’s recording of Ewan Fernie’s and Kiernan Ryan’s conversation on Shakespeare for Freedom. CUP states that: Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful, plausible and political argument for Shakespeare’s meaning and value. It ranges across the breadth of the Shakespeare phenomenon, offering a new interpretation not […]

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'King Lear', Arden 3, ed. by Reg Foakes

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 www.theshakespeareblog.com ‘I’m sitting here with my Arden Edition of King Lear, probably the most authoritative edition of the play ever published. Its editor, Reg Foakes […]

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Proving Shakespeare – Webinar now live!

Our recording of the rather heated webinar, ‘Proving Shakespeare’, which took place last Friday is now live. I am joined by Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. and Dr Ros Barber. The webinar was sponsored by Cambridge University Press and marked the publication of Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy. There is plenty of all three in […]

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Shakespeare Beyond Doubt

This is an invitation for you to join our free webinar called ‘Proving Shakespeare’ which takes place on Friday 26 April at 6.30pm (British Time). It’s been kindly sponsored by Cambridge University Press and the occasion for it is the publication of a new book, the cover of which illustrates this blog. I’ll be chairing […]

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The Stage and The Scholars

One day in 1950 when I was an undergraduate in London I told my tutor, an immensely distinguished literary critic, that I was going to see Michael Redgrave play Hamlet that evening. ‘O’, she replied. ‘I should like to see Hamlet. One day.’ Whether she ever did I don’t know. But her attitude was typical […]

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Sir Kenneth Branagh as Henry V in his 1988 film version.

Filming Shakespeare – Gone Live!

Our recent webinar on ‘Filming Shakespeare’ has now been posted as a resource within Blogging Shakespeare and can be accessed via to tool-bar at the top of this page, or by clicking here. It’s a conversation about the Shakespeare films of Sir Kenneth Branagh, patron of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Shakespeare Film Festival. Don’t miss […]

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Sir Kenneth Branagh as Henry V

Filming Shakespeare Webinar

We’ve been enjoying the first Shakespeare Film Festival here in Stratford-upon-Avon. It concludes on Sunday evening with a special showing of Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V at The Stratford Picture House. In part characterising the Film Festival have been the pre- and post-show talks by Shakespearians, film practioners, and experts. Join us for a free webinar, […]

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Making Shakespeare - A C.U.P. Webinar

Making Shakespeare

If you think the Shakespeare book you are holding gives you direct access to what Shakespeare actually wrote, think again. You’re holding an edition of the play which has been mediated by a scholarly mind and process. To create a Shakespeare edition is a labour of love, but it’s a labour which is never lost, […]

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Martin Droeshout's Engraving of Shakespeare for the 1623 Folio

Shakespeare’s Birthday Presents!

Chances are that you can’t make it in person to join in the Shakespeare Birthday festivities in Stratford-upon-Avon this weekend. But it’s my hope that wherever you are in the world, you feel in some way connected to the celebrations. On Friday afternoon I welcomed novelist Salley Vickers to give this year’s Shakespeare Birthday Lecture. […]

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