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The Jubilee: David Garrick’s ode to Shakespeare, 1769

As we recounted in our earlier blog about David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee held over three days in September 1769, the all too typical British weather meant that the pageant which was to have been the grand finale of the event had to be cancelled....
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Oct 2017

Mary, Countess of Shrewsbury: poetry, patronage and power

This is, more or less, the text of the talk I gave earlier this month at the Wilton History Festival. Mary, Countess of Shrewsbury and the Pembroke family were the most influential patrons of the Elizabethan and Jacobean era. Let’s begin with a...
From: Mathew Lyons on 27 Sep 2017

Of God and Jonson: theatre history, new things and non-events

I was fortunate to be able to attend some of the superb Before Shakespeare conference at Roehampton last week. I came away with a range of thoughts and ideas, some of which I hope to pursue in one form or another. Perhaps the thing that struck me most,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 11 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

Wilton History Festival: the Countess of Pembroke and her circle

Just a brief post to say I will be speaking at Wilton History Festival on 17 September about the literary circle around Mary Sidney and the power of patronage. For those who don’t know, Mary Sidney was the younger sister Philip Sidney and is the...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Sep 2017

QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS By Jillian Snyder   Jillian Snyder peering through ‘History Play’ (2001) by Jane Lawrence, in the grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 17 Aug 2017

Genre and the Elizabethan Troupe

We are very happy to present below a guest post from Elizabeth E. Tavares (Pacific University Oregon) on genre and the Elizabethan troupe. *** What I find most pressing about Andy Kesson’s post, “Generic excitement,”...
From: Before Shakespeare on 11 May 2017

April Blogroll: News-Cubed Edition

¶ Dear readers: ¶ Back in August, I published a blogroll focusing on a series of Shakespeare-related news events. They happen, but not typically in quite such a bunch…so I thought. In the last sixth months there has been a bevy of new...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 27 Apr 2017

Birthday Post: A Year of Before Shakespeare

We launched our website last year, on the date of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, with an introduction to the project and something of a provocation in Andy’s post about putting the Shhhh into Shakespeare…. The comments that followed...
From: Before Shakespeare on 23 Apr 2017

The Faith of William Shakespeare

The Faith of William Shakespeare: a one-day conferenceSaturday 20 May from 10.00am to 5.00pm, the Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street. By Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Imagine the world into...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Apr 2017

The ghost in the machine

The ghost of Hamlet’s father in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Story of the Play Concisely Told with 55 Illustrations from the Cinematograph Film (1913). From the Folger Shakespeare Library Collections.  ‘…profound changes...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 26 Mar 2017

The Enchanted Pen: The Reign of King Edward III

I stood up, fist-pumped a triumphant “Yes,” and collapsed onto the floor into giddy carpet-angels. At 2:59pm on January 5, 2017, I did it. I read the word “queen” and was finished with the complete works of William Shakespeare,...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 27 Feb 2017

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