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Before Shakespeare Conference, 24-27 August, University of Roehampton

By Callan Davies, Before Shakespeare We’re looking forward to a busy summer of Read Not Deads at Shakespeare’s Globe, a playreading marathon at the Shakespeare Institute, and workshops with The Dolphin’s Back.  Rounding off the dog days is our conference, 24-27 August, at the University of Roehampton. We recently released the schedule on our website and […]

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Redcrosse

A New St George!

You might remember my previous blog of some weeks ago when I looked forward to the performance of a new poetic liturgy for England and St George. Well, on the evening of Saturday the 17th of November, The Royal Shakespeare Company performed Redcrosse in magnificent Coventry Cathedral for the Cathedral’s 50th birthday. I wrote Redcrosse […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Staging the World

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. The exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World focuses on Shakespeare’s ‘world rather than his life’. Droeshout’s image of Shakespeare looms over the ticket booking process, the programme, and the entrance to the […]

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Shakespeare's Globe

Voices, Echoes, Messages in a Shakespearian Bottle

YearofShakespeare.com is about putting reactions to The World Shakespeare Festival into a bottle. The project is covering all seventy productions which together form the biggest festival of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. A Folio of Shakespeare scholars are dispatching reviews of all the shows as the Festival unfolds. These serve as position pieces around […]

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How to Tame a Shrew?

Our revered guardian of theatrical values, Michael Billington, has recently joined Twitter. The news provoked a flurry of excitement among regular tweeters. His first message to what is already becoming a large band of devoted followers both posed a question and offered a recommendation. ‘Saw the Shrew in Stratford last night. I once called for […]

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Wyndham's Theatre

Much Ado about ‘Much Ado’

To the Wyndham’s theatre last Thursday to see Josie Rourke’s production of Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant as Benedick and Catherine Tate as Beatrice. A small coach full of colleagues (staff and volunteers) from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust made the much anticipated jaunt down from Stratford-upon-Avon. We were not disappointed, and it was […]

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The Two Noble Kinsmen

I love outdoor Shakespeare. I love the way it demands that the actions and words are altogether larger than companies dare to perform them inside. The space afforded by The Royal Shakespeare Company known as The Dell is proving again to be a popular summer venue for visiting productions to attract the crowds and to […]

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R.S.C. Director, Gregory Doran, and Professor Tiffany Stern

Listen to ‘Cardenio’ in Conversation…

On Saturday, we welcomed an audience of around 80 people to The Shakespeare Centre to hear the R.S.C. director Gregory Doran (Honorary Fellow of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) and Professor Tiffany Stern (University College, Oxford, and Trustee of S.B.T.) talk about Cardenio. They had such different things to say about this so-called ‘lost’ and re-imagined […]

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The World’s Love of Shakespeare

Our Chairman, and world’s leading Shakespeare expert, Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E., was invited to toast the Worldwide Appreciation of Shakespeare at the Birthday lunch. We thought you’d like to see what he said…. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this ceremony today, and the traditions that belong to it, provide ample testimony to the fact that Shakespeare is […]

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