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Shakespeare's previous neighbours: 13th-century foundations at New Place.

Unearthing Shakespeare – Part 10

The earliest features identified in phase two of 2011 were storage pits and a truncated occupation layer, dated to the Later Iron Age (400-300 BC to AD 43). These prove occupation of Statford-upon-Avon in this period. They were extremely well preserved and there are no other recorded examples of Iron Age (or prehistoric) pits in […]

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New book in the 'Shakespeare Now' series

Nine Lives of William Shakespeare

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?”, asks King Lear. It is the Fool who volunteers an answer: “Lear’s shadow”. Identity is defined by its dark alternative. Shakespeare biography suffers from a peculiar historical deformation. The basic materials for a life of Shakespeare were gathered, from Stratford in the 18th century by […]

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David Bevington on Shakespeare and biography

Roxanne reviews David Bevington’s talk at the Shakespeare Centre and Matt catches up with the author in the bookshop (below). Last Friday, David Bevington came to the Shakespeare Centre to discuss his new book Shakespeare and Biography in conversation with Stanley Wells. Starting with a brief description of his book, he pointed out that not […]

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Shakespeare and biography

This Friday, 18 June, two of the world’s most renowned Shakespeareans will sit in conversation at the Shakespeare Centre to discuss the phenomenon of Shakespearean biography.  Stanley Wells will be welcoming Professor David Bevington from the University of Chicago, whose latest book comes as part of the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series and explores the history […]

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