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Layla Moallem, ‘Sonnet 130’ (featuring Jah-Zee)

12 December 2017

By Layla Moallem Picture By Danielle Raab Sonnet 130 This single is the outcome of a beautiful encounter between Layla and the highly acclaimed musical producer and Balkan Beat Box...

Shakespeare, costume, and the Royal Shakespeare Company: an insight into the work of designer Ann Curtis

6 December 2017

By Ella Hawkins The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Archive features an impressive collection of original costume designs. Covering a period of approximately 70 years, the collection...

Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

27 November 2017

Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie in  conversation. We are happy to share CUP’s recording of Ewan Fernie’s and Kiernan Ryan’s conversation on Shakespeare...

SPEAKING THE SHAKESPEARE

24 October 2017

By Yang Yu ‘To speak, or not to speak?’ This is the title of my first Shakespeare-themed poem, written in 2014. The poem, which focused on the civil struggle for liberty...