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SHAKESPEARE FOR FREEDOM

By Ewan Fernie, University of Birmingham, The Shakespeare Institute.   I had the privilege the other week of launching my new book, Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter (Cambridge University Press) as part of an exciting new series of ‘Research Conversations’ hosted by Paul Edmondson at the Shakespeare Centre.  I was delighted to be […]

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Louis Marder Scholarship 2017

UPDATED: This is a new version of the blog posted earlier and contains an important update. The contact address for applications is SCLA@shakespeare.org.uk. Are you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be using the archives or library of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust? If so, you might be interested in […]

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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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A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nanke-ji at the Leeds Intercultural Festival

By Lucy Nordberg Last year I was fortunate to be involved in a fascinating project organised by the University of Leeds to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and the Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. A new stage production was presented by two groups preparing and rehearsing on different continents, with Beijing-based […]

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The Silly Side of Shakespeare

By Mya Gosling Shakespeare is hilarious: his comedies are funny and his tragedies are even funnier. Well… at least that’s the mindset I have whenever I sit down to draw a new comic poking fun at the Sweet Swan of Avon and his plays. I’ve been drawing Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly […]

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Drama students at Coventry University rehearse King Lear with students in Finland via a live video wall.

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Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage

Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage By Hannah Smith, press officer. An act of Shakespeare has been performed live by drama students in Finland and the West Midlands thanks to a life-sized digital portal. Coventry University’s performing arts school teamed up with students in the University of […]

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O’Thello

Dickens turns 205 today. The birthday of a Victorian author, even one as famous as Dickens, may not seem an obvious day of reflection for Shakespeareans, but Dickens himself was an ardent Shakespearean. He himself celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday each year, and it is only fair that the favour be returned. There are numerous avenues to […]

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Dylan and Shakespeare

By Stuart Hampton-Reeves, University of Central Lancashire Recently, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and in his acceptance speech, he made some surprising references to Shakespeare: I began to think about William Shakespeare, the great literary figure. I would reckon he thought of himself as a dramatist. The thought that he was […]

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The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Plays We Overlook: Love’s Labour’s Lost By James Cappio Why isn’t Love’s Labour’s Lost more popular? Perhaps this “feast of language” is a surfeit for some. Where A Midsummer Night’s Dream has but two romantic couples, Love’s Labour’s Lost has four, plus a love triangle. Where Much Ado About Nothing has but Dogberry and […]

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