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The John Webster #websterthon

  Title page of The Duchess of Malfi quarto In June 2019 the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, is celebrating another of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, John Webster, in the seventh of their marathon playreadings. Webster’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jun 2019

Before Shakespeare at the Shakespeare Institute

A summer of great events for those interested in Shakespeare and his theatrical background is just getting under way. From 12-30 June 2017 the fifth play-reading marathon will be held at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. Up to now, these...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jun 2017

The Dekker Marathon

The Dekker Marathon By Sara Marie Westh It will come as no surprise to most to hear that for the past three years Stratford upon Avon has played host to an annual marathon. It may be less well known that this marathon takes place under the auspices of...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Jun 2016

The James Shirley Marathon

James Shirley Next week, beginning on 15 June, the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon is embarking on another marathon reading of the complete work of a playwright of the sixteenth or early seventeenth century. Last year it was Thomas...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jun 2015

Shakespeare in France: the St Omer First Folio

The St Omer First Folio There was good news for those interested in the history of Shakespeare’s plays last week. On Tuesday 25 November, it was announced that a First Folio had been discovered in a public library in Northern France. Many libraries...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Dec 2014

Robin Hood and Volatile Drama

I was pleased to welcome a former teacher of mine, Dr Martin Wiggins, to the Shakespeare Centre recently. He spoke about his new book, Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England. It’s an ingenious account of how drama was used at moments...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Oct 2012

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