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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

Taking Shakespeare to the great outdoors, 2019

  The stage for Shakespeare in Yosemite Around the UK optimistic announcements are being made for a season of outdoor Shakespeare. Typically, the weather forecast for the beginning of June indicates some unsettled conditions, but fingers crossed...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 May 2019

Emma Rice at Stratford’s Shakespeare Club

Emma Rice This week’s meeting of the Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Club promises to be quite a departure from the Club’s usual lectures because the speaker, Emma Rice, this year’s President, has gone on record as saying that she doesn’t...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Dec 2018

Shakespeare’s spring

Bluebells One of the greatest pleasures of spring in England is watching life returning over weeks or even months, beginning in gardens and parks with the blooming of snowdrops, moving on to daffodils, apple blossom and bluebells, to the mighty trees,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 May 2018

Speaking Shakespeare in 2018

Robert Lister The speaker at a recent meeting of the Shakespeare Club in Stratford-upon-Avon was actor Robert Lister. Never heard of him? Well Robert wouldn’t be hurt or surprised. He described himself as an “engine room actor” and in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Mar 2018

Women and suffrage in Shakespeare’s Stratford

Elisabeth Scott In the UK we’re currently celebrating the 100th anniversary, on 6 February 1918, of the Representation of the People Act by which at least some women were granted the right to vote. I’ve written before about Shakespearean links...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Feb 2018

Mark Carey’s Into the Breach: a Shakespearean one-man show

Into the Breach poster People who are best known as actors often have many strings to their bows. David Garrick was a talented writer and today Antony Sher has become a distinguished artist and writer of fiction. Shakespeare himself began his life in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Dec 2017

Ovid and Shakespeare: the world’s greatest storytellers

Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor Anyone who’s interested in Shakespeare will have heard the name Ovid, but how much do we really know about him? I’ve written a couple of posts on Ovid myself, but I have never really investigated the story of...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Nov 2017

Influences on Shakespeare

Chipo Chung as Dido and Sandy Grierson as Aeneas in the RSC’s Dido Queen of Carthage. Photo by Topher McGrillis, copyright RSC The source books from which Shakespeare took the main stories of his plays are well-known, sometimes so important that...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Oct 2017

Announcing the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon’s new season

Michael Wood With summer turning to autumn, it’s time to think about the many enjoyable ways to fill the longer evenings. Shakespeare-lovers can now look forward to the new season of meetings of the Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Club. The Club...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Sep 2017

Marie Corelli’s Stratford-upon-Avon memorial restored

Marie Corelli’s monument The monument to Shakespeare monument was put in place by 1623, and has been visited by tourists almost ever since. Over the past four centuries it has occasionally suffered damage, and has been restored several times. At...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jul 2017

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon

The band at the head of Bridge Street In 2017 I am more aware than ever how lucky I am to live in Stratford-upon-Avon, able to take a full part in the whole weekend of the Birthday Celebrations, not just the day itself. So many events take place...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Apr 2017

Shakespeare’s Schooldays brought to life

King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon On Tuesday 4 April I addressed the pupils of King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s School, at their morning assembly, part of our efforts to publicise the town’s two hundred-year...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Apr 2017

Talking to the Stratford Society

The publication and now the promotion of the book I’ve co-written with Susan Brock on the history of Stratford’s Shakespeare Club has been a constant and enjoyable preoccupation over the last few months. I’m pleased to report that with...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Feb 2017

Documenting the oldest Shakespeare organisation in the world

Club ribbon, 1830 Regular readers will be aware that The Story of Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Club, 1824-2016: Long life to the Club call’d Shakspearean has recently been published, documenting the history of the oldest surviving Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jan 2017

New Year’s Honours for Shakespeare

Patricia Routledge At the beginning of 2017 the New Year’s Honours List was published in which the great and the good were recognised for their services. Following the successful 2016 Rio Olympics it was inevitable that many of those honoured would...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Jan 2017

Celebrating Ben Jonson’s First Folio

Ben Jonson As well as being the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, 1616 is also a significant date for anyone interested in the theatre and writing of the period. Between 6 and 25 November 1616 Ben Jonson’s Workes was published, a...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Nov 2016

The Story of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon

Posts to The Shakespeare blog have been few and far between over the summer, mostly owing to the fact that I’ve been working on a history of Stratford’s Shakespeare Club, though taking a month out to visit Australia also has had more of an...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Oct 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare with James Bisset

James Bisset (1760-1832); Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/james-bisset-17601832-54549 For the last couple of weeks I’ve been neglecting the Shakespeare blog, struggling with the combined effects of jet lag...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Aug 2016

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