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King John in Print and Performance

By Andrew Brown, Yale University. Blog Post 1: King John in Print and Performance Andrew Brown is a Ph.D. student at Yale and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The award meant he could work in the archives and libraries […]

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Bella Enahoro as Circe in The Odyssey, 1992. Photograph by Joe Cocks.

Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott, Second Instalment of Blog Series

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust   Although the final script of Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey was published in 1993, a performance of the play has not been made widely available as a recording, and it is less well known today as it perhaps ought to be. As a result, when I […]

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Working on John Hall at The Shakespeare Centre.

By Oscar Lake   This following post was written by fifteen-year-old Oscar Lake, who was on a work experience placement with Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research. He was based in Library and Archives and helping to prepare a new edition of the medical casebook of Shakespeare’s son-in-law, John Hall. As many people in Stratford-Upon-Avon […]

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Marie Corelli in her conservatory at Mason Croft (now the Shakespeare Institute). She lived there from 1901 until her death in 1924. Photo courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Marie Corelli: Stratford-upon-Avon’s‘Fairy Queen’?

By Nick Birch   In 1899 Marie Corelli, with her companion Bertha Van de Vyver, arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon. Marie Corelli was, by that time, the world’s most successful living author and a Victorian celebrity. It was said that if you had not actually read one of her books, you certainly knew whom she was. If […]

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Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott.

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust In 1991 the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble, discussed the next potential project for the Stratford-upon-Avon stage with Gregory Doran. It was Doran’s first production with the company (of which he is now Artistic Director), and he wanted to produce a play […]

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Salomé at the Swan

By Drs Sarah-Jane Fenton, Research Fellow, Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit, Warwick Medical School and Anjna Chouhan, Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.   A Shakespearian Watching Owen Horsley’s Salomé at the Swan was a remarkable experience for two reasons. First, the company was fizzing with a carnal, raw kind of energy that made my stomach churn […]

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Before Shakespeare Conference, 24-27 August, University of Roehampton

By Callan Davies, Before Shakespeare We’re looking forward to a busy summer of Read Not Deads at Shakespeare’s Globe, a playreading marathon at the Shakespeare Institute, and workshops with The Dolphin’s Back.  Rounding off the dog days is our conference, 24-27 August, at the University of Roehampton. We recently released the schedule on our website and […]

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Design for Shakespeare across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections

SBT Research Conversation, Wednesday 14 June By Ella Hawkins, Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham)   On Wednesday 14th June, I gave the third talk in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s ‘Research Conversations’ series. I’m currently completing a PhD in design for Shakespeare at the Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham), and have been collaborating with the Trust […]

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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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