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Two New British Shakespeare Association Projects

I chaired the British Shakespeare Association’s Annual General Meeting last week. Once again, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust kindly hosted the event, which was followed by an excellent evening of discussion led by Paul Edmondson with Eric Rasmussen, Peter Kirwan, and John Jowett. AGMs are rarely thrilling occasions, but this AGM was notable for two presentations: […]

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Cardenio, or a ‘Double Falsehood’

Back in November I attended a fascinating one day conference at the University of Chichester about Shakespearian theories. Professor Tiffany Stern (University College, Oxford) gave a splendidly candid paper which cast doubt over there being any Shakespearian connection with the so-called lost play Cardenio. It’s a compelling and involved argument which in part relied on […]

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Reviewing Shakespearian Theatre

I read theatre reviews for all sorts of reasons. Often I want to know what a show is like which I know I won’t be able to see. Sometimes I like to know whether my own thoughts about a particular production are shared more widely. There is a certain feeling of justice being done (isn’t […]

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A Shakespearian Girdle Round About the Earth

I wrote last week in anticipation of our annual ‘Winter School’, which this year took the form of a round up of the Shakespearian year. One of those sessions took its inspiration from Puck’s line: ‘I’ll put a girdle round about the earth In forty minutes.’ (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2. 1.) Actually, it took […]

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