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The Shakespeare Club’s latest President: Sir Stanley Wells

Sir Stanley Wells, current President of Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Club 2020 has been remarkable for many reasons. Here in Stratford-upon-Avon the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic has meant that most of the town’s Shakespearian activities...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Dec 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

Giving Emilia Lanier her own voice

In 1973, historian A L Rowse declared in Shakespeare the Man that he had solved the greatest mystery in Shakespeare’s life, the identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets. She was, he said, Emilia Lanier (Aemilia Lanyer). Rowse’s starting point...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Mar 2019

Keats and Shakespeare at Eton College

 By Sir Stanley Wells Join us at Eton College, Windsor, for a special evening of Keats and Shakespeare on Tuesday 3 October 2017 from 6.30pm until 9.00pm. Find out more by clicking here. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-eton/...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Sep 2017

Shakespeare’s Cleopatra

Josette Simon as Cleopatra, Antony Byrne as Antony, RSC 2017 I recently attended a performance of Antony and Cleopatra at the RSC. Watching Josette Simon playing the Queen of Egypt, I couldn’t help thinking of others I’ve seen in the part,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Sep 2017

ANSWERS

ANSWERS By Jillian Snyder Outside and in: St Swithun’s Church, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire. Outside and in: St Swithun’s Church, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire. Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2017

QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS By Jillian Snyder   Jillian Snyder peering through ‘History Play’ (2001) by Jane Lawrence, in the grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 17 Aug 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

Charlecote Park event, 7th September

Charlecote Park Wednesday, 7th September, 5.30-7.30 pm, Charlecote Park opens its doors to Shakespeare and hosts an evening with the playwright in Warwickshire. The house, completed by Thomas Lucy in 1558, the year Elizabeth I ascended the throne, was...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2016

Arise, Sir Stanley!

Professor Stanley Wells Shakespeareans will be delighted to hear that Professor Stanley Wells has received a (long-overdue) knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. His books alone would take up several shelves, covering a wide variety...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jun 2016

Shakespeare in trouble with the law

The Swan playhouse On the whole, Shakespeare kept out of trouble. He got his girlfriend pregnant, and didn’t always pay his taxes, but compared with the violence of the lives of his contemporaries Marlowe, Kyd and Jonson, his was uneventful and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Nov 2015

Anthony Burgess’s Shakespeare

Anthony Burgess’s Shakespeare, published by the Folio Society It’s been a good many years since I looked at Anthony Burgess’s 1970 biography Shakespeare. While working in the library at the Shakespeare Centre I always favoured Samuel...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Oct 2015

Shakespearean acting: achieving greatness

Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus Four hundred years on, Shakespeare has lost none of his appeal for actors and directors, with Tom Hiddleston recently winning the Evening Standard Best Actor award for his charismatic portrayal of Coriolanus at the Donmar...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Dec 2014

Shakespeare in Gyula

Gyula Shakespeare Festival, Hungary While my colleagues of the Shakespeare on the Road venture are hurtling round a series of Shakespeare festivals in the New World – I hope to join them on the Canadian leg of their journey – I had the pleasure...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Jul 2014

Shakespeare, performance, emotion and memory

This week I have been attending the British Shakespeare Association’s conference at the University of Stirling. What follows is the text of my paper: The idea for my project Listening to the Audience began when, at an international Shakespeare conference...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jul 2014

3rd Notre Dame Wells Shakespeare Lecture

Edited by Ann Thompson and Neil TaylorThis year’s Shakespeare lecture in honour of Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. was given by Professor Ann Thompson of King’s College London. Her talk was called ‘”You need not tell us what Lord...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Mar 2014

Shakespeare Goes to Brussels

On Thursday this week a special Shakespeare delegation visited the European Parliament in Brussels. We had nothing to do with the Heads of State meeting there to discuss the appalling political situation in the Ukraine and Crimea. But in someways we had...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 21 Mar 2014

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