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Celebrating Shakespeare at the Folger

24 April 2018

We are delighted to share these glimpses of the Folger’s Shakespeare birthday celebrations and fundraising gala, snapped by our valued contributor Stephen Grant.   For...

The Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship 2018

23 April 2018

closing date 29 June 2018 Professor Louis Marder, a true Shakespearian (1915-2009) Are you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be using the...

A Rapper Explains Shakespeare’s Sonnets

17 April 2018

By MC Lars The second episode of MC Lars’ venture into Shakespeare’s writing addresses the Sonnets, including their cultural and historical background, Shakespeare’s...

Author in conversation: Ian Doescher on William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken (Star Wars Part the Seventh) 25/10/2017, Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon [spoiler alerts]

20 March 2018

By Dr Thea Buckley To begin with, Ian Doescher explained the origins of his series, long ago, in a country far away: “I pitched it to Quirk Books right after going to the Oregon...