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The power of poetry

25 May 2017

In the last few months I’ve been finding it hard to concentrate on Shakespeare: it’s all seemed trivial compared with the important issues that confront us like deciding...

Bram and the Guv’nor: Henry Irving and his manager onstage together

16 May 2017

Henry Irving as Hamlet Through his novel Dracula and the numerous adaptations of it, writer Bram Stoker is probably now better known than the man who was his “Guv’nor”,...

Shakespeare in the Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum

7 May 2017

Fuseli, Henry; Lady Macbeth Seizing the Daggers; Tate; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/lady-macbeth-seizing-the-daggers-198821 Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, known...

Celebrating Shakespearean stage actors

30 April 2017

Judi Dench and Ian McKellen with the Gielgud blue plaque On 27 April 2017 Dame Judi Dench unveiled a blue plaque on 16 Cowley Street in Westminster where Sir John Gielgud had lived...