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1774 Christmas in Alexandria, Virginia

Nicholas Cresswell, 1750-1804 by an unidentified artist, c 1780.  Cresswell was the son of a landowner & sheep farmer in Edale, Derbyshire. At the age of 24, he sailed to the American colonies to visit a native of Edale who was then living...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Dec 2018

Plough Monday and Distaff Day

January, from a mss at the British Library. Although Christmas is well past, it’s been only a week since many people got  back to normal, so attached are the English...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Jan 2018

The Legal Connection – Shakespeare, Law, and Middle Temple Hall.

By Lucy Nordberg Middle Temple Hall An interview with Professor Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of the History Department at Idaho State University, and author of Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Oct 2017

Review: Hamnet at the Peacock/Abbey – Dublin Theatre Festival

Hamnet, as the play’s programme informs us, is just one letter away from greatness. It’s a predicament that haunts the play’s central character, Hamnet Shakespeare, who is based on the real-life son of William Shakespeare. In the play,...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 3 Oct 2017

Notes on four words in Twelfth Night

[I wrote this a few weeks ago, and have been meaning to come back and edit it since then: to tamp down on some of the more effusive enthusiasm, to prune some of the more indulgent sentences. But given that this is unlikely to happen any time soon, now...
From: Thinking in Arden on 12 Sep 2017

Shakespeare al fresco

Interview with the Shakespeare Aloud Team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. By Sara Marie Westh When you visit the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the SBT for short, you first make your way through a twilit hallway snaking this way and that, and brimming...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 Apr 2017

Where did the idea of this adaptation come from?

By Germana Maciocci Shakespeare has been part of my story since I was very small. Reading and studying his plays and going to theaters to watch them coming to life before my eyes, at different periods of my life, and the endless considerations and...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Jan 2017

Twelfth Night, Or the Five Stages of Trying Not to Sound Like a Douchebag

When I started reading the complete works of Shakespeare this year, I was more eager to write about the plays than read them. Now, almost a year later, a few mere plays and a handful of poems from the end, I am putting off writing to read. The year is...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 18 Dec 2016

Ceramics for Shakespeare

We have recently acquired for the museum collection a set of six ceramic tiles showing scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. Designed by John Moyr Smith, the tiles were produced by Minton’s Ceramics towards the end of the 19th century and reflect...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 9 Nov 2016

Review: “The Bed” at the Cork Midsummer Festival

Guest post by Emer Murphy As the most celebrated playwright ever to put ink to paper, it remains astonishing that so little is known about William Shakespeare’s personal life. However, in an imaginative and intriguing one-act play, as part of the...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 28 Jun 2016

New web post with #shakes400chi

Dear readers, Over the past week I have been in Louisville, Kentucky, grading AP Literature exams. Just before I dashed off for this epic bout of grading, I had a web post published with City Desk 400: Scholars from 10 Universities… Read more...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 17 Jun 2016

Want a really authentic Shakespeare experience? Try not understanding some words!

At our recent Back-to-School Night, the parent of a former student wanted to know what I thought of a recent article he’d read about whether Shakespeare’s language should be translated “into English.” I hadn’t read the article...
From: Thinking in Arden on 8 Oct 2015

Starting the Year with Shakespeare, Starting the Year off Right

By Quintin Burks   Well, it’s that time of the year again; the leaves are starting to change, the nights are getting cooler, and the school year has begun. As I start to see new and familiar young faces fill the hall of my school, some filled...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 15 Sep 2015

Cakes, ale and hearing the chimes at midnight

The 2015 Shakespeare birthday cake. Photograph courtesy of Helen Hargest Last weekend we remembered, again, the birthday of William Shakespeare. In Stratford tradition is important, so the boys of Shakespeare’s school still head the procession...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 May 2015

Why Shakespeare Still Matters

Published 23 April 2015 Shakespeare has mattered ever since his name first appeared in print in 1593 with his erotic and entertaining poem, Venus and Adonis. He was 29 years old. For much of the poem the goddess of love is naked and begging for sex before...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 22 Apr 2015

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