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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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A brief interview with Chloe Malendewicz, site manager of Shakespeare’s New Place

A brief interview with Chloe Malendewicz, site manager of Shakespeare’s New Place By Sara Marie Westh All the rest is silence On the other side of the wall; And the silence ripeness, And the ripeness all. (WH Auden The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare’s The Tempest) As in the final lines of […]

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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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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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Where did Shakespeare’s money come from (Part 2)?

Where did Shakespeare’s money come from (Part 2)? By Dr David Fallow In an earlier post, Dr Robert Bearman put over the traditionally received view of where Shakespeare’s money came from, and how he made it. Here, Dr David Fallow, an economic historian and financial expert (University of Exeter), makes a compelling revisionist case for […]

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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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Frank O. and Mrs. Salisbury on board the S.S. Olympic, 1932. Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Bonds Between Frank Salisbury and the Henry Folgers

In 1926, the reserved Henry Clay Folger (1857–1930), CEO at Standard Oil Company of New York, uncharacteristically resolved to have large twin oil portraits made of him and his wife, Emily Jordan Folger (1858–1936). The paintings would hang in the Folger Shakespeare Library to be built in Washington DC to house the greatest collection of […]

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Freedom, Freetown and Fernie’s Fiery Feast

You do not expect a critic of Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard and other geniuses of human depth and intellect to be as good as Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky or Kierkegaard. Fair enough. But not when the critic’s name is Ewan Fernie. I had never before heard the author of what I consider to be one of […]

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