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Paying for Shakespeare: Henry Folger’s Checks

5 April 2019

By Stephen H. Grant On the Ides of March five years ago, Johns Hopkins University Press released Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, the first biography written...

‘The Bard of all bards was a Warwickshire bard’: Reviving David Garrick’s Stratford Jubilee

18 February 2019

By David Chandler, Retrospect Opera. 2019 will witness the 250th anniversary of David Garrick’s great Shakespeare ‘Jubilee’, the most talked about cultural event...

Great Caesar’s Ghost

23 January 2019

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest night bleeds into earliest morning.  A man paces restlessly in a tent in the middle of a military encampment,...

About the Bard

30 November 2018

By Diane Meyer Lowman (The Shakespeare Institute, UoB). I have loved Shakespeare for as long as I can remember. Some might say I’m obsessed. So when my boys grew and flew, and...