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Shakespearean replicas then and now

24 March 2017

A few weeks ago at a local book fair I bought a collection of engravings of Shakespeare’s Birthplace all dating from the nineteenth century. Shakespeare’s Birthplace was...

Queen Elizabeth’s wardrobe lost and found

21 March 2017

A couple of months ago a new discovery for those of us interested in early modern England was announced. One of Elizabeth 1’s dresses, or at least part of one, had been found...

William Roxby Beverley, a forgotten theatre artist at Stratford-upon-Avon

17 March 2017

Photo of the interior of the SMT around 1920 including the drop curtain A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the Stratford-upon-Avon Then and Now Facebook page when I spotted an unusual...

Edward’s Boys and Thomas Middleton’s A Trick to Catch the Old One

14 March 2017

Programme cover for Edward’s Boys On Sunday 12 March 2017 I attended the last of four performances given by Edward’s Boys of Thomas Middleton’s city comedy A Trick...