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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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Bella Enahoro as Circe in The Odyssey, 1992. Photograph by Joe Cocks.

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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Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, 1633.

Working on John Hall at The Shakespeare Centre.

By Oscar Lake   This following post was written by fifteen-year-old Oscar Lake, who was on a work experience placement with Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research. He was based in Library and Archives and helping to prepare a new edition of the medical casebook of Shakespeare’s son-in-law, John Hall. As many people in Stratford-Upon-Avon […]

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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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From 'The Troublesome Reign of King John'

Shakespeare: A Boy Player Himself?

I asked Ollie Jones how he’d benefitted from The Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship… ‘My research starts with a rather innocuous record in the Minutes and Accounts of the Stratford Corporation, housed in the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust archive. Here, in addition to the more expected entry recording a reward to the royal […]

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‘A Proclaimed Prize!’

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? You might be interested in applying for the Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship (or recommending it to a friend). This annual scholarship of £1,000 will be awarded to ‘a worthy […]

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Making Shakespeare

My recent reading has included two biographies, both of men who, like Shakespeare, did not go to university. Ben Jonson, son of a clergyman who died a month before the boy was born, and stepson of a bricklayer – a calling which Ben himself followed for some years – attended Westminster School, in London, but […]

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Shakespeare Walks!

It is said that “when he walks,” Coriolanus “moves like an engine, and the ground shrinks”. I have always loved that apt figure of speech, describing a man so warrior-like that, when he treads the ground trembles. It is a ‘perambulatory detail’ that otherwise easily could be lost in a play with countless figures detailing […]

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