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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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Marie Corelli in her conservatory at Mason Croft (now the Shakespeare Institute). She lived there from 1901 until her death in 1924. Photo courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Marie Corelli: Stratford-upon-Avon’s‘Fairy Queen’?

By Nick Birch   In 1899 Marie Corelli, with her companion Bertha Van de Vyver, arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon. Marie Corelli was, by that time, the world’s most successful living author and a Victorian celebrity. It was said that if you had not actually read one of her books, you certainly knew whom she was. If […]

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Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott.

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust In 1991 the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble, discussed the next potential project for the Stratford-upon-Avon stage with Gregory Doran. It was Doran’s first production with the company (of which he is now Artistic Director), and he wanted to produce a play […]

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Salomé at the Swan

By Drs Sarah-Jane Fenton, Research Fellow, Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit, Warwick Medical School and Anjna Chouhan, Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.   A Shakespearian Watching Owen Horsley’s Salomé at the Swan was a remarkable experience for two reasons. First, the company was fizzing with a carnal, raw kind of energy that made my stomach churn […]

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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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Shakespeare al fresco

Interview with the Shakespeare Aloud Team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. By Sara Marie Westh When you visit the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the SBT for short, you first make your way through a twilit hallway snaking this way and that, and brimming with museum pieces relevant to Shakespeare’s life and afterlife, from performance videos over […]

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“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello

“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello By Kelsey Ridge, University of Birmingham The 2015 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Othello directed by Iqbal Khan can readily be described as influenced by War on Terror.  Actors wore khaki uniforms and carried guns. The Duke, played by […]

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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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