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Review: Hamnet at the Peacock/Abbey – Dublin Theatre Festival

Hamnet, as the play’s programme informs us, is just one letter away from greatness. It’s a predicament that haunts the play’s central character, Hamnet Shakespeare, who is based on the real-life son of William Shakespeare. In the play,...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 3 Oct 2017

King John in Print and Performance

By Andrew Brown, Yale University. Blog Post 1: King John in Print and Performance Andrew Brown is a Ph.D. student at Yale and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Aug 2017

Tampons, induced vomiting, and Shakespeare’s King John

He greeted me as he always does when I come home. Through the frosted glass of the front door, I could see him perched atop the shoe bench, a shaggy black mass shimmying in excitement as I unlocked the door. He twirled. He jumped. I gave him some pets....
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 23 Oct 2016

Shakespeare’s world in maps

Sebastian Munster’s Cosmographia, 1588 For the next four months the subject of the UK’s relationship with Europe will be at the forefront of our minds. Shortly after the Prime Minister announced that an agreement had been reached for reform...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Feb 2016

This blasted heath: Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

Last month I wrote the following post for Oxford University Press’s blog, as part of the launch of the New Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. I’m very pleased to re-share it here as part of DigitalShakespeares. Black Cuillin by Graham Lewis....
From: Digital Shakespeares on 30 Nov 2015

Last call for Magna Carta at the British Library

2015 has been the eight-hundredth anniversary of the great document Magna Carta, one of the world’s most famous documents, which is still controversial. Is it, as the British Library’s website asks, the “foundation of democracy or rallying...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Aug 2015

Is King John Shakespeare’s most unloved play?

Jo Stone-Fewings as King John (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2015) This weekend the Globe’s production of King John (co-produced with Royal & Derngate, Northampton, directed by James Dacre), closes. It’s the very last play in the canon to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Jun 2015

Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John

Magna Carta (the Great Charter); one of the most famous documents in the world, is 800 years old! “The Charter of Runnymede”, as it was first known, was granted by King John (1199-1216) in June 1215, following open rebellion by many of his...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Jun 2015

Stephen Langton and the Magna Carta

King John sealed and accepted the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. This article by Ed West from The Catholic Herald contends, based on a study published by Thomas Andrew, that the 800th anniversary celebrations of this great event are not paying enough attention...

The Lincoln Magna Carta in the early 19th Century

In the first decade of the 1800’s, a centuries old copy of the Magna Carta was rediscovered in the archives of Lincoln Cathedral.   Cathedral Church at Lincoln exhibited 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, exhibited 1795. (www.tate.org.uk)     Magna...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Apr 2015

Shakespeare, King John and Magna Carta in 2015

Melvyn Bragg coming face to face with Magna Carta at the British Library Listening to Melvyn Bragg’s series on Radio 4 celebrating the history of Magna Carta, 800 this year, I realise how little I know about the document and the historical background...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jan 2015

Intern Diaries: Discovering Shakespeare’s Treasures

Recently, the SBT Collections Team have been occupied with the Magna Carta themed rotation of the Shakespeare’s Treasures exhibition.[1] This has allowed us to display some fantastic items relating to the political, legal and financial world in which...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2014

Intern Diaries: Discovering Shakespeare’s Treasures

Recently, the SBT Collections Team have been occupied with the Magna Carta themed rotation of the Shakespeare’s Treasures exhibition.[1] This has allowed us to display some fantastic items relating to the political, legal and financial world in which...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2014

Old December’s bareness everywhere

It’s December and winter is definitely on the way. Heavy snow has already been causing chaos in the USA, and in the UK we are bracing ourselves for violent storms.  In Stratford the ways are certainly foul with mud and the river has been swollen....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Dec 2014

Cheek by Jowl and Shakespeare’s Globe in the news

Tom Hollander as Celia and Adrian Lester as Rosalind, As YOu Like It, Cheek by Jowl, 1991 Two theatre companies which have made their mark by performing Shakespeare have recently made announcements about future programming and projects. First, Cheek by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Dec 2014

Shakespeare’s mothers and sons

Hermione (Barbara Robertson) and Mamillius (Zach Gray), Photo by Michael Brosilow, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 2003. For Shakespeare’s towards the end of his life, early September must have been a sad time, not just because it signalled the end of...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Sep 2014

Children at war

Lyse Doucet with Daad, one of the children she followed Lyse Doucet’s recent BBC2 documentary, Children of Syria made gruelling viewing. She had spent six months following several displaced children in Syria. The children spoke with dignity and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Aug 2014

Celebrating International Women’s Day

  There are many strong female characters in Shakespeare’s plays and it is well-known that in original performances female parts were usually played by male actors. However, increasingly female actors are cast in traditionally male roles with...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Mar 2014

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