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#YouToo, Helena?: All’s Well That Ends Well and Sexual Consent

13 February 2018

By Kelsey Ridge, The Shakespeare Institute Helena and Count Bertram before the King of France by Francis Wheatley, 1793 There are many questions inspired by Shakespeare’s problem...

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...