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Shakespeare and the strangers: Refugee Week

This week, 18-24 June 2018, has been Refugee Week in the UK . This is its twentieth year, timed to coincide with the worldwide Refugee Day, 20 June. The need to remember the plight of refugees is just as acute, if not more so, than it has ever been. Quoting...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jun 2018

Ira Aldridge, theatre manager: the Coventry connection

On 3 August 2017 a blue plaque is to be unveiled in Coventry commemorating Britain’s first non-white theatre manager, Ira Aldridge, exactly 150 years after his death. I’ve written blog posts before celebrating Aldridge’s work as an actor...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Aug 2017

Shakespeare online for 2016

One of the images illustrating the British Council’s new course Into the new year it’s time for starting something afresh. With this being such a big year for Shakespeare, there are several online courses beginning soon that aim to increase...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jan 2016

To Tell Our Story: British Black and Asian Shakespeare

October is Black History month. In an earlier post in October 2012 I discussed the impact of Paul Robeson’s return to the English stage as Othello in the 1959 production at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Today’s blog...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 29 Oct 2015

Being Human: Shakespeare and the humanities

It was in 1998 that Harold Bloom’s book Shakespeare: the Invention of the Human was published.  In the book “Bloom presents one of the boldest theses of Shakespearean scholarships: that Shakespeare not only invented the English language,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Nov 2014

Upcoming 18th-Century Seminar at Newberry

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies presents: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1 pm Eighteenth-Century Seminar Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick “Nothing to say but itself”: Writing at the End of the Early Modern Era in England A...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 11 Oct 2014

The Global Trade of Textiles and Clothing in the Early Modern Period: Exchange, Meaning and Materialities

CALL FOR PAPERS International PhD and Postdoctoral Workshop The Global Trade of Textiles and Clothing in the Early Modern Period: Exchange, Meaning and Materialities Place: Global History and Culture Centre, Department of History, University of Warwick,...
From: Global Encounters on 17 Jul 2014

Notes from the Crescent City: Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Katrina and Jazz

The undeniable spirit of New Orleans has infused our four days here with a beat all of its own. From our first evening when we took our eye-opening walk down Bourbon Street, to the photograph we had taken with an Uncle Sam lookalike outside the Maple...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Jul 2014

63 Days, 38 Performances …

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Arrived in New Orleans the other night after 600 mile drive from an unexpected stop in the unexpectedly delightful St. Genevieve, MO. A gumbo dinner and good night’s sleep later and we’re enjoying...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 Jul 2014

Heartbeat Shakespeare

Paul and Paul with the mayor of Kansas City, Sylvester James JrAs we leave the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival I look across Kansas City to the trees lying beyond the skyscrapers. The Winter’s Tale which we saw in Southmoreland Park feels like...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Jul 2014

A Natural Perspective

At The Winter’s Tale, Kansas City We’ve had a terrific and enjoyably intense first full day, thanks in no small part to the orchestrative efforts of Artistic Director Sidonie Garrett, a force of nature and of culture, and someone who is bound...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Jul 2014

Redemption Destinations

Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Kenilworth, NJAs we descended into Newark yesterday afternoon – blithely unaware that the forerunning tempests stirred by Hurricane Arthur had caused our connecting flight to be cancelled, and that we would spend the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 4 Jul 2014

Shakespeare on the Road!

www.shakespeareontheroad.comThe 4th July is upon on us, and I’ve just landed in Kansas City for the start of Shakespeare on the Road, an epic road trip all around North America which aims to tell the story of the extraordinary phenomenon of the Shakespeare...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Jul 2014

The future of education for Shakespeare? MOOCs in action

The second of the two Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs)s on Shakespeare is now under way, and in case you fancy trying it out, is still open for enrolment. The first, the Shakespeare Institute’s Hamlet MOOC, has finished, though it’s to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Mar 2014

The Early Modern Potato: A Global History

By Rebecca Earle Have you encountered a reference to potatoes from before 1800? I’m interested in all early modern potatoes and would be delighted if you could alert me to any references, however fragmentary. You can email me on
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Mar 2014

Shakespeare’s Italian context

The Merchant of Venice At least a couple of events relating Shakespeare and Italy are due to happen this year, one imminently in the UK and one, over the summer, in Italy itself. I’ve already written about the summer school due to take place in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Feb 2014

Worlds Elsewhere

Image AlanBetts.comI am pleased to post the following on behalf of Andrew Dickson, a journalist at the Guardian and a Fellow of our exciting new project (with University of Warwick) Shakespeare on the Road: “A few years back, when I was just about...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Jan 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 23: Sonnet 138

This sonnet could easily be spoken by Antony about Cleopatra and their ‘age in love.’ It doesn’t take long for ‘simple truth’ not only to be suppressed, but changed into a web of lies. The poet pretends to believe his ‘love’...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 22 Dec 2013

Launching Reviewing Shakespeare!

On Tuesday 29 October, in Venice, we’ll launching a brand-new digital platform, It represents a major partnership between The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the University of Warwick and Misfit,inc, and follows on from our project...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Oct 2013

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.