Reviewing Shakespeare

Welcome to an in-depth discussion about how and why we review Shakespearian productions. The discussion takes place between Paul Prescott of The University of Warwick and Paul Edmondson of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It is sponsored by The Arden Shakespeare and the occasion for it is Year of Shakespeare: Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival, the only book to document all 73 productions from the World Shakespeare Festival in the Olympic year.

This webinar also gives information about an exciting digital platform

Hope you enjoy watching the webinar and contributing to the discussions via Twitter, using the hashtag #ReviewingShakespeare


Watch the recording below:

Here is the slideshow from the webinar:


Tweets from #ReviewingShakespeare

“Exciting: doing my first webinar ever with @Paul_Edmondson! How many other people have registered, I wonder? #ReviewingShakespeare.” @EleanorPeter

@shakespearebt will also be launching  to help you keep up with the Shakespeare you’re missing, as well as seeing!” @MethuenDrama

“Photo: Sitting in on a @gotowebinar about #reviewingshakespeare by @ShakespeareBT” @ajleon

“Listening to Paul +Paul #ReviewingShakespeare – wondering about how much a webpage transfers to a book.” @veronikaschandl

@DrSarahOlive Just heard you name-checked in #reviewingshakespeare – some fantastic snapshots of World Shakespeare festival productions.” @veldaelliott

“Enjoying the webinar #reviewingshakespeare from the @ShakespeareBT with Paul Prescott & @Paul_Edmondson New fresh approaches to reviewing.” @gabymalcolm

“”The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is be a bridge between academic and non-academic understanding of Shakespeare.” #ReviewingShakespeare :)” @JessieMWhite

@andydickson Guardian gets three cheers from #reviewingshakespeare for full coverage of the World Shakespeare Festival.” @veldaelliott

“Great webinar #reviewingshakespeare, thank you @Paul_Edmondson and Paul Prescott!!!!” @veronikaschandl

@ShakespeareBT Thanks to all involved! Will let colleagues know about the #reviewingShakespeare webpage. Sounds like a great idea 4 students.” @EleanorPeter


Resources mentioned in the webinar

– A Year of Shakespeare: Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival, edited by Paul Edmondson, Paul Prescott and Erin Sullivan.

– Cahiers Élisabéthains

Shakespeare Survey

– Shakespeare Quarterly

Shakespeare Bulletin

– The Death of the Critic, by Rónán McDonald

The Middle Mind, Curtis White

Download a free book written by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells about Shakespeare, Conspiracy & Authorship. Download the Book.