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Philip Massinger re-read: #MassiMara

Philip Massinger It’s become a tradition now for the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon to spend most of June reading the surviving works of writers contemporary with Shakespeare. In 2018, beginning on 11 June, it’s the turn of Philip...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jun 2018

Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott.

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Derek Walcott In 1991 the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble, discussed the next potential project for the Stratford-upon-Avon stage with Gregory Doran....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 25 Jul 2017

Agincourt at 6

A reconstruction of the Battle of Agincourt Today, 25 October 2015 is the day history and Shakespeare-lovers have been waiting to celebrate: the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Here again is the website that is coordinating today’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Oct 2015

Howard Blake’s music for Shakespeare in performance

Howard Blake This Friday, 6 June, Stratford-upon-Avon’s Orchestra of the Swan’s celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth reaches its climax with a concert of music inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Three...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jun 2014

“Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say”

January 2014 has seen the opening of another new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, King Lear, this time at the National Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, Simon Russell Beale, one of our most highly regarded stage actors, plays the lead role, 21 years...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Jan 2014

The Stage and The Scholars

Photo by Christophe MuellerOne day in 1950 when I was an undergraduate in London I told my tutor, an immensely distinguished literary critic, that I was going to see Michael Redgrave play Hamlet that evening. ‘O’, she replied. ‘I should like to...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 5 Feb 2013

Our revels now are ended: The Tempest, Olympics and Paralympics

Prospero and Miranda from the Paralympic opening ceremony 2012 has been the year of The Tempest. During this year of the World Shakespeare Festival at least three productions have been seen in the UK, and the play featured in the opening ceremonies for...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Sep 2012

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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