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The Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon goes virtual

The second week in October is when Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Club normally begins its season, when up to a hundred members meet in the Music Room at Mason Croft, Marie Corelli’s house and now the home of the Shakespeare Institute for...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Oct 2020

Charles Dibdin and the music for Garrick’s Jubilee

unknown artist; Called ‘Charles Dibdin (1745-1814)’; Royal College of Music; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/called-charles-dibdin-17451814-215908 Early in the morning of 6 September 1769 the Shakespeare Jubilee began with cannon fire, bell-ringing...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Sep 2020

Sally Jacobs and A Midsummer Night’s Dream after 50 years

Alan Howard as Oberon and John Kane as Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream When you think of the Peter Brook production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what springs to mind? Of course, an image of the famous white box set, perhaps with actors swinging...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Aug 2020

Unfreezing the statue: rescuing the arts

It is always said that “The show must go on”. But since 16 March 2020 when theatres and other cultural venues closed, shows have not gone on. And while shops and pubs are now able to open again, live performances are not allowed, and no timetable...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jul 2020

Getting creative. Did Shakespeare write King Lear in lockdown?

The title page of the First Folio, 1623 When lockdown was first imposed, in March 2020, it was pointed out that Shakespeare had written King Lear while under lockdown himself during a period when the theatres were closed because of plague, in 1605-6....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jun 2020

Happy 90th birthday, Sir Stanley Wells!

Sir Stanley Wells 21 May 2020 is the 90th birthday of Sir Stanley Wells, without a doubt the greatest living Shakespearean scholar. There can be few people who have not encountered his work, as a writer, lecturer, teacher, editor or mentor. I wrote a...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 May 2020

#SaluteToStratford: Shakespeare and Welcombe

Ridge and furrow markings in the field, Clopton House behind As their contribution to Shakespeare’s Birthday this year, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has created #SaluteToStratford, where people can share what makes Stratford special to them....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Apr 2020

Shakespeare’s Birthday in lockdown,

King Edward VI School wreath, 2020 The nearest Saturday to Shakespeare’s Birthday has for several decades been the day on which the town of Stratford-upon-Avon holds its biggest celebrations of the year. Birthday Celebrations have been held in some...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Apr 2020

Everything to Everybody: opening up Birmingham’s Shakespeare Memorial Library

For years Libraries have been under severe pressure, with many closing their doors, having their opening hours restricted, or having to rely on volunteers. So it’s wonderful to report that one of the great Shakespeare libraries in the West Midlands,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Feb 2020

Hung be the heavens with black! Terry Hands remembered

Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Terry Hands The opening line of Henry VI Part One seems appropriate as a memorial for the great theatre director Terry Hands, who died on 4 February 2020. The success of the Royal Shakespeare Company...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Feb 2020

The Dugdale Society’s centenary

One hundred years ago this week, on 22 January 1920 to be exact, the Dugdale Society was formed with the aim of promoting the history of Warwickshire. Over the past century the Society has grown to be a significant force. It has now published fifty-two...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Jan 2020

December 12th: a date to remember in Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespearean history

December 12th is probably not the date anybody would choose for an important event. There’s hardly any daylight, the weather’s cold and damp, and everybody’s preoccupied with Christmas and the New Year. It’s true for the General...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Dec 2019

Dickens and the theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dickens in 1842 Nineteenth-century novelist Charles Dickens is particularly associated with the festive season. His “little Christmas book” A Christmas Carol was published in 1843 and with its larger than life characters, dramatic plot and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Nov 2019

Shakespeare annotated: John Milton’s First Folio

(c) Christ’s College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation Over the last few weeks the hottest story in Shakespeare studies has been the identification of a First Folio in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Oct 2019

David Garrick’s Apotheosis today

George Carter’s Apotheosis of Garrick The 250th anniversary of the Garrick Jubilee has been celebrated in a number of ways in Stratford-upon-Avon during September 2019. Church bells have been rung, Morris dancers have performed, talks and exhibitions...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Sep 2019

Garrick’s Jubilee in London

A fanciful engraving of Garrick performing his Ode By the end of September 1769 Stratford-upon-Avon must have been returning to humdrum normality after the excitement of David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee that had taken over the town earlier in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Sep 2019

Remembering Garrick’s Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon

The statue of Shakespeare donated by David Garrick Imagine the scene in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 9 September 1769, the morning after the night before, indeed after the three days of David Garrick’s Jubilee. There was an undignified rush to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Sep 2019

David Garrick’s Jubilee Ode, 1769

Garrick’s Jubilee Amphitheatre, illustrated by Robert Bell Wheler in 1806 Today, 7 September 2019, is the 250th anniversary of the highlight of David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee. In the specially-built amphitheatre Garrick delivered his...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Sep 2019

“This is the day!” Garrick’s Jubilee at 25

David Garrick 250 years ago today, on Weds 6 September 1769, David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee began in Stratford-upon-Avon, the first Festival celebrating Shakespeare in the world. Even before it started there were many critics of the whole...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Sep 2019

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