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Shakespeare Aloud

  My friend Bill Barclay has set himself an interesting challenge – that is to read all 118,406 lines of Shakespeare’s complete works ……in public ……. in different locations …… around the world.  He is also writing a blog diary in which he will reflect upon his engagement with Shakespeare’s works over the coming year […]

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Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E.

Ben Jonson: a genius to rival Shakespeare?

Stanley Wells is busy writing a review of forthcoming biography of Ben Jonson. I asked Stanley what he thought… Ben Jonson SWW (mp3) Ben Jonson: A Life by Ian Donaldson is published by Oxford University Press on 20 October. You might like to purchase a copy from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Bookshop by sending them […]

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David Crystal's book now out in paperback

Crystal Clear: The Bible and the English Language

Last Wednesday, The Shakespeare Centre was pleased to welcome back one of our most popular speakers: Professor David Crystal. I can think of nobody else who knows more about the English Language than David. He is also a pioneer of Shakespeare in Original Pronunciation. He was here to speak to a packed audience about his […]

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Nick Walton on Glen Byam Shaw – an SBT Lunchtime Event

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s own Nick Walton will deliver the second lunchtime lecture of the season at 1pm on this upcoming Wednesday, 23 March. Nick will be using his 2008 essay on director Glen Byam Shaw, published in John Russell Brown’s collection of essays, The Routledge Companion to Directors’ Shakespeare, as a way into the […]

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What’s on your reading list?

Just two days after World Book Day, World Book Night happened on Saturday 5 March 2011. Described as ‘the most ambitious and far-reaching celebration of adult books and reading ever attempted in the UK and Ireland’, 40,000 copies each of 25 selected titles (that’s one million books!) were given away to members of the public […]

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Astington, Actors, & Acting

The 2011 Lunchtime Lecture series at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust got underway last Wednesday, 16 February, with a talk by John Astington about his new book Actors and Acting in Shakespeare’s Time. Giving a general overview of his book, with a brief summary of each chapter, his lecture style was in keeping with that of […]

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The Art of Stage Playing

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, in partnership with Cambridge University Press, is pleased to be able to welcome Professor John Astington from the University of Toronto who will be giving the first of 2011’s lunchtime lectures. Professor Astington’s new book, Actors and Acting in Shakespeare’s Time: The Art of Stage Playing discusses ‘the cultural context of […]

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OP or not OP?

On a very damp grey Monday morning in London, a trip to the British Library was successful on two counts: an opportunity to visit the new exhibition Evolving English, while gaining refuge from the inclement weather outside. In the exhibition, it was a pleasant surprise to come across two names we are well acquainted with […]

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Stories from Shakesbear

William Shakesbear, our favourite bookshop reviewer, has had his paws on the flipcam again, this time musing on the potential obstacles to being read a story, with his tips on how to listen to one at any time, anywhere: To take up his advice, all four sets (of three CDs each) of Stories from Shakespeare […]

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