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“speak like an ancient and most quiet watchman”: Much Ado About Nothing in the Summer of Love

By Kelsey Ridge, University of Birmingham This year, the Globe theatre flourishes its Summer of Love with Matthew Dunster’s Much Ado About Nothing set in 1914 Mexico during the first wave of Mexican revolution.  It’s an overall lively and engaging production which they bill as “a fusion of Latin music, desert flowers and revolutionary politics.”  […]

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Stratford’s First Black Cleopatra

To mark National Poetry Day, I’m pleased to post ‘Stratford’s First Black Cleopatra’, a poem by Native American poet, Jessica Mehta. Jessica was the Poet in Residence with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival in June. Her residency was a collaboration with the Hosking Houses Trust. Her poem was inspired […]

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

Third Instalment of a blog series, by Miranda Jones. The next stage of research into this production has involved contacting archivists working with two further collections: The University of the West Indies’ Alma Jordan Library at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Special Collections department within the University of Toronto’s Libraries, Canada. The Alma […]

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Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company

By Andrew Brown, Yale University Blog Post 2: Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company 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 in […]

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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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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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Making Shakespeare Brand-new: A Tribute to Michael Bogdanov

Making Shakespeare Brand-new: A Tribute to Michael Bogdanov (15 December 1938 – 16 April 2017) by Paul Edmondson I first met Michael Bogdanov in 2008, when he came to take part in a study day on Hamlet at the Shakespeare Centre. He had directed the play five times in a theatrical career that spanned well […]

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Two US Army (USA) Military Police (MP) escort a detainee, dressed in his new orange jumpsuit to a cell at Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, Cuba. Camp X-Ray is the holding facility for detainees held at the US Navy (USN) Base during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

“The time, the place, the torture”: the depiction of torture in Iqbal Khan’s Othello

“The time, the place, the torture”: the depiction of torture in Iqbal Khan’s Othello By Kelsey Ridge The 2015 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Othello directed by Iqbal Khan can readily be described as inspired by the War on Terror.  Actors wore khaki uniforms and carried guns, while an on-stage Messenger was replaced with satellite-video […]

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“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello

“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello By Kelsey Ridge, University of Birmingham The 2015 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Othello directed by Iqbal Khan can readily be described as influenced by War on Terror.  Actors wore khaki uniforms and carried guns. The Duke, played by […]

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