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Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company

By Andrew Brown, Yale University Blog Post 2: Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company Andrew Brown is a Ph.D. student at Yale and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The award meant he could work in the archives and libraries in […]

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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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Evidence of the Shakespeares and the wool trade: John Shakespeare named in the PRO

Shakespeare For Fear of Death 3

‘As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.’ Colette William Ingram in his 1978 biography of Francis Langley, A London Life in the Brazen Age, described the builder of the Swan […]

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Shakespeare For Fear of Death 2

“England. Be it known that William Shakspere, Francis Langley, Dorothy Soer wife of John Soer, and Anne Lee, for fear of death…”. King’s Bench, Controlment Roll, Michaelmas Term 1596, K.B. 29/234: In the England of 1596 those fearful of “death or mutilations” could appeal to the judicial process to head off a potential attack. In […]

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God for Harry, England and Edward’s Boys!

A special dispatch from Perry Mills, of King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s School), one of the most inspiring school teachers I know… ‘In recent years Edward’s Boys – an all-boy theatre company from King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon (“Shakespeare’s School”) – have been performing rarely-seen plays originally written for the Early Modern boys’ […]

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Year of Shakespeare: King John at the RSC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   King John, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. by Maria Aberg, 14 May 2012 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Will Sharpe The stage is set. The stage is carpeted. The carpet is […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Richard III at the RSC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Richard III, Royal Shakespeare Company, dir. by Roxana Silbert, 10 May 2012 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Peter J Smith, Nottingham Trent University Will I be in trouble for […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad, Iraqi Theatre Company, dir. Monadhil Daood, 30 April 2012 at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon By Susan Bennett, University of Calgary, and Christie […]

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