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Securing Shakespeare’s Birthplace for the nation and the world

The auction 16 September 1847 16 September 1847 is a date that all those interested in Shakespeare should know. On that date an auction was held at the Auction Mart in London at which Shakespeare’s birthplace, described on the sale poster as “The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Sep 2017

The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769

Between the 6th and 8th of September 1769, the town of Stratford-upon-Avon held the first jubilee celebration commemorating the life of the great playwright, William Shakespeare. The event was organised by David Garrick, who was both an actor and the...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Sep 2017

Announcing the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon’s new season

Michael Wood With summer turning to autumn, it’s time to think about the many enjoyable ways to fill the longer evenings. Shakespeare-lovers can now look forward to the new season of meetings of the Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Club. The Club...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Sep 2017

Marie Corelli’s Stratford-upon-Avon memorial restored

Marie Corelli’s monument The monument to Shakespeare monument was put in place by 1623, and has been visited by tourists almost ever since. Over the past four centuries it has occasionally suffered damage, and has been restored several times. At...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jul 2017

Shakespeare, culture and the digital

On Monday 3 July it was announced that the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) would change its name to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Sadly this has nothing to do with digital developments in the arts, as the Secretary...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Jul 2017

The power of poetry

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 how England relates to the other countries of the UK, Europe and the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 May 2017

Shakespeare and St George in Stratford-upon-Avon

14th century Russian icon of St George and the Dragon 23rd April is celebrated as the special day of St George, the patron saint of England. He’s one of the most popular of saints, venerated in Romania,  parts of Greece, Catalonia and Egypt,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Apr 2017

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon

The band at the head of Bridge Street In 2017 I am more aware than ever how lucky I am to live in Stratford-upon-Avon, able to take a full part in the whole weekend of the Birthday Celebrations, not just the day itself. So many events take place...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Apr 2017

Springtime in Stratford with Shakespeare and Chaucer

This year, 2017, the blossom trees in Stratford-upon-Avon seem to me to be even more glorious than ever, and Easter has come at just the right time to enjoy the spectacle at its finest. It always seems a pity that Shakespeare would never have seen the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Apr 2017

Tim Pigott-Smith and Shakespeare

Tim Pigott-Smith as King Lear Since the announcement of Tim Pigott-Smith’s death on Friday 7 April 2017 tributes have flooded in for this much-loved and admired actor. Many have also commented that in the last few years he was reaching his peak....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Apr 2017

Shakespeare’s Schooldays brought to life

King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon On Tuesday 4 April I addressed the pupils of King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s School, at their morning assembly, part of our efforts to publicise the town’s two hundred-year...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Apr 2017

Shakespeare’s Birthday news update

With April just around the corner, Shakespeareans around the world will be planning how to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on the 23rd. I looked forward to the 2017 events a few weeks ago, and this post is to provide an update on what will be going...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Mar 2017

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

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 image posted by David Mills. With nearly 2000 members, this group...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Mar 2017

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

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 to Catch the Old One. It was another triumph for this group, led by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 14 Mar 2017

Elisabeth Scott, architect and pioneer on International Women’s Day

Elisabeth Scott 8 March 2017 is both the UK’s Budget Day and International Women’s Day, when attention is drawn to gender inequality in all fields including education and jobs. In addition, demonstrations will be held at Westminster...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Mar 2017

Shakespeare and the destructiveness of fire

Shakespeare uses fire as a metaphor for the energy of life as well as the destructiveness of death. He writes of the fires of purgatory, of the warming fire on the hearth and of the fires lit to tell of victory in war. In his everyday life Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Mar 2017

Registration 2017

Registration 2017: BritGrad 2017: Call for Papers1-3 June 2017The Shakespeare Institute, University...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 25 Feb 2017

Spring events in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Birthplace before its restoration, around 1847 Fresh for 2017, there is quite a crop of new ideas and events for the Shakespeare-lover in Stratford-upon-Avon. In particular, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have come up with some different...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Feb 2017

Talking to the Stratford Society

The publication and now the promotion of the book I’ve co-written with Susan Brock on the history of Stratford’s Shakespeare Club has been a constant and enjoyable preoccupation over the last few months. I’m pleased to report that with...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Feb 2017

Looking forward to Stratford’s Birthday Celebrations 2017

The traditional Birthday Procession After the extravaganza that was 2016 it might be thought that Stratfordians would be putting their feet up for the Birthday Celebrations over the weekend of 22 and 23 April 2017. But no, I’m glad to report this...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Jan 2017

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