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#YouToo, Helena?: All’s Well That Ends Well and Sexual Consent

By Kelsey Ridge, The Shakespeare Institute Helena and Count Bertram before the King of France by Francis Wheatley, 1793 There are many questions inspired by Shakespeare’s problem play of dubious decision-making, All’s Well That End’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Feb 2018

Marie Corelli: Stratford-upon-Avon’s‘Fairy Queen’?

By Nick Birch Marie Corelli in her conservatory at Mason Croft (now the Shakespeare Institute). She lived there from 1901 until her death in 1924. Photo courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.   In 1899 Marie Corelli, with her companion Bertha...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 Aug 2017

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

Honouring Professor Reg Foakes

Professor Reg Foakes 1923-2013Professor Reg Foakes, who died at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon just before Christmas, was a wise, liberal-minded, influential and much-loved Shakespeare scholar and teacher. His career spanned over sixty years at the universities...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Jan 2014

Sonnets for Advent 21: Sonnet 130

wearebeautifultumblr.com In this single poem Shakespeare turns the entire Petrarchan tradition on its head. Instead of praising an unobtainable beauty in romantic and conventional ways, Shakespeare looks beyond surface appearances to what’s really...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Dec 2013

Sonnets for Advent 19: Sonnet 128

Vermeer: Lady Seated at a Virginal commonswikimedia.org Flirtation, eroticism, desire and envy are all brought to life and woven together by music here. The poet watches the beloved (it’s not clear whether it’s a male or female) play a keyboard...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Dec 2013

Sonnet for Advent 17: Sonnet 113

This sonnet is one of metamorphosis, or perhaps alchemy. The poet’s eye is in his mind and causes him to shape everything he sees in the natural world around him into an image of the beloved (here formally addressed as ‘you’). It’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 16 Dec 2013

Sonnet for Advent 16: Sonnet 106

Photo: commonswikimedia On re-reading this exquisitely musical poem just now it made me think most of The Winter’s Tale and of King Leontes staring in wonder at the statue of his supposedly dead wife, Queen Hermione, who then comes to life before...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 15 Dec 2013

Sonnet for Advent 15: Sonnet 97

Photo: flickriver.com This is the first of a pair of sonnets in which the beloved’s absence is compared to the seasons. Shakespeare here evokes winter, summer, autumn, summer and winter, and in that order – as though longing for the beloved...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 15 Dec 2013

Sonnet for Advent 13: Sonnet 81

thehealthylivinglounge.comSonnet 81 itself is an epitaph and a monument in two ways. First, through the ‘gentle verse’ itself as written and printed, and as it will be read by future readers. Second, and even more powerfully, this verse-memorial...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Dec 2013

Sonnet for Advent 11: Sonnet 75

Photo: backwoodscrazyquilt.blogspot.com It was quite a telling moment when our reader today, Professor Michael Dobson, and I chatted about how to illustrate this sonnet. The abiding and extended image is of a miser, struggling to find peace with his wealth....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2013

Sonnets for Advent 9: Sonnet 55

Photo: www.eat3D.com One of the recurring themes in Shakespeare’s Sonnets is the power of his verse to help the beloved triumph against time. Here he conjures a surreal image of the beloved, pacing forth like a resurrected being among the ruins...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 8 Dec 2013

Shakespeare is not dead

When the amazing news, covered on this blog, came through that the remains of Richard III had been found in a Leicester car park, I shouted it upstairs to my daughter before driving off to work.  She thought King Richard had been found alive.  I instantly...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Jun 2013

New Shakespeares

Two years ago I was approached by our colleagues and friends at The Shakespeare Institute: would The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust be interested in collaborating on a new MA Programme on Shakespeare and Creativity? I was more than interested. The idea...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Jun 2013

A Yorkshire Tragedy, 1953-2013: Celebrating 60 years of the Shakespeare Institute Players.

The eminent theatre historian Allardyce Nicoll founded the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upo-Avon as a postgraduate centre for the study of Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. Inheriting the former headquarters of the British Council, Mason Croft,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 22 Apr 2013

Watch Sir Nicholas Hytner Speak Shakespeare

Last month the University of Notre Dame hosted its second annual lecture in honour of Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. The event was presented in partnership with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Apr 2013

‘In Fair Verona’

La Casa di Gulietta From the 10th to the 13th of April Verona will host a series of events dedicated to both the cultural role of William Shakespeare in Europe and a discussion of Romeo and Juliet within a context of crisis and reconciliation. These events...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Apr 2013

The Shakespeare Institute Players present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Shakespeare Institute Players present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare Directed by John Langdon, assisted by Karen Nicholls José A. Pérez Díez (Bottom) and Red Smucker (Titania) The Hall of the Shakespeare Institute, Mason Croft,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Mar 2013

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