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The Legal Connection – Shakespeare, Law, and Middle Temple Hall.

3 October 2017

By Lucy Nordberg Middle Temple Hall An interview with Professor Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of the History Department at Idaho State University, and author of...

“speak like an ancient and most quiet watchman”: Much Ado About Nothing in the Summer of Love

30 September 2017

By Kelsey Ridge, University of Birmingham This year, the Globe theatre flourishes its Summer of Love with Matthew Dunster’s Much Ado About Nothing set in 1914 Mexico during the...

Stratford’s First Black Cleopatra

28 September 2017

Jessica Mehta To mark National Poetry Day, I’m pleased to post ‘Stratford’s First Black Cleopatra’, a poem by Native American poet, Jessica Mehta. Jessica...

UK Blog #13 on Guest Blogger Crossing the Pond

13 September 2017

Author of Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, I submitted my first guest blog in December 2014 and my twelfth...