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Shakespeare and St George in Stratford-upon-Avon

14th century Russian icon of St George and the Dragon 23rd April is celebrated as the special day of St George, the patron saint of England. He’s one of the most popular of saints, venerated in Romania,  parts of Greece, Catalonia and Egypt,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Apr 2017

Shakespeare at Windsor

Cheere’s marble bust of Shakespeare A new exhibition Shakespeare in the Royal Library, running from now until 13 February to 1 January 2017, celebrates the connections between the royal family and Shakespeare through the collections in the Royal...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Feb 2016

Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign

Queen Elizabeth II leaving Shakespeare’s Birthplace on her first visit to Stratford as reigning monarch, 1957. On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes officially the longest-reigning British monarch in history, having survived for over 63...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Sep 2015

Two Understated Productions of Richard II

The first time I saw Richard II was the RSC production in 2000 at The Other Place in Stratford, directed by Stephen Pimlott with Sam West in the title role and David Troughton as Bolingbroke. It was an intimate show with a minimalist white set and very...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Mar 2014

Taking to the streets with Shakespeare’s characters

The Procession at the Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon [London, 1769]. From the collections of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale UniversityShakespeare celebrations in Stratford have taken many forms over the past two and a half centuries. I’ve written...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Jan 2014

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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.

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