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Shakespeare Out of Europe

Shakespeare Out of Europe By Graham Holderness I remember a time when British culture among the educated was thoroughly European. Everyone listened to French music, wore Italian clothes, watched European films, smoked French cigarettes, drank German beer and French and Italian wine. Everyone owned a fondu set, and burned their mouths on hot melted cheese. […]

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Shakespeare’s New Place: A one-day conference

Shakespeare’s New Place: A one-day conference Saturday 17 September, 10.00am to 4.00pm (The Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, arrivals from 9.45am). In March 2010, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust started to lift the turf on the site of Shakespeare’s family home. New Place had been a present-absence on the corner of Chapel Street and Chapel Lane, […]

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Podcasting the Bard

“Podcasting the Bard” By Catherine Clifford and Yolana Wassersug   Depending upon whom you ask, we may be experiencing a podcast golden age or “Renaissance” these days. Podcasts, who take their name from a portmanteau of “iPod” and “broadcast”, are easy and inexpensive to produce, and they provide a platform for sharing ideas with a […]

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Shakespeare and Europe

Shakespeare and Europe (Originally posted as part of the British Council Voices Magazine) Shortly after the lamentable news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio.  One of them remarked with apparent satisfaction that membership of the European Union had now been rejected by a majority of ‘our countrymen.’ […]

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Doing Shakespeare While Black?

Doing Shakespeare While Black? By Alexa Huang Race is an uncomfortable but important topic in our age of globalization. In the art and entertainment industry, race is both visible and invisible in various forms of embodiment. After all, actors embody various characters and stories on stage and on screen, drawing attention to, or away from, […]

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Where did Shakespeare’s money come from?

Where did Shakespeare’s money come from? In a two-part blog, for the Royal Mint, we thought it would be good to ask two experts who have very different views about Shakespeare and how he made his money… By Dr Robert Bearman, former Former Head of Archives and Local Studies etc. at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. […]

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Stratford-upon-Avon 1616

You might like to listen to Paul Edmondson’s lecture on Startford-upon-Avon 1616 Paul Edmondson’s lecture starts with Shakespeare’s funeral and the funeral monuments in Holy Trinity Church.  He thinks about Shakespeare’s life and reputation as they might have seemed to his contemporaries, and how his afterlife began even as people left the church after his funeral. […]

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Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship 2016

There is masses happening around the world in celebration of Shakespeare this week, and we thought we’d add the announcement of this year’s Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship to the mix. Are you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be using the archives or library of The Shakespeare Birthplace […]

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Henry Folger’s Brigg Umbrella with Concealed Pencil

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC contains not only Shakespearean treasures of every sort and size but various items belonging to its founders. Henry Folger ordered two racing umbrellas from the company founded in London in 1836 by Thomas Brigg as “Brigg and Sons.” The Folgers would have custom-ordered the umbrellas in London. The […]

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