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Shakespeare statue in Weimar by Otto Lessing

Shakespeare East; Shakespeare West

While visiting Weimar I had the pleasure of speaking with my friend Professor Dr Dieter Mehl, formerly of Bonn University. Dieter has made a special study of what happened to The German Shakespeare Society during the division between the East and West, and took the time to talk to me about it. Find out more […]

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Shakespeare in Weimar

After leaving Goethe’s Garden House, Dympna Callaghan and I found the famous statue of Shakespeare by Otto Lessing (covered over for much of the year for conservation, but on display for Shakespeare’s Birthday). There we happened to meet two members of The German Shakespeare Society who spoke to us about what Shakespeare means to Weimar. […]

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