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Social distancing in Shakespeare’s Stratford

Shakespeare’s Birthplace in a deserted Henley Street March 2020 On Monday evening, 16 March 2020 I was consulting with colleagues in the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon about whether, in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, we should cancel...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Mar 2020

The Enchanted Pen: The Reign of King Edward III

I stood up, fist-pumped a triumphant “Yes,” and collapsed onto the floor into giddy carpet-angels. At 2:59pm on January 5, 2017, I did it. I read the word “queen” and was finished with the complete works of William Shakespeare,...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 27 Feb 2017

Lecture: The magic of Shakespeare, Sir Jonathan Bate

  ‘The magic of Shakespeare’, Sir Jonathan Bate, with a response from Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer MRIA   Thursday 27 October, 6pm Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson street, Dublin 2 Booking required at —tickets: €5.00/€3.00...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 8 Oct 2016

That merry wanderer of my life: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I recently read that A Midsummer Night’s Dream – with the mischief its fairies wreak on the young lovers and the play the bumbling workmen stage for the newlywed duke and duchess – is currently the most performed of Shakespeare’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 5 Oct 2016

Shakespeare on-screen news

Bill: the movie There’s a real “back to school” feel around now with evenings drawing in and a chill in the air. A great moment then to get cheered up with the latest film about Shakespeare, Bill the Movie, released on 18 September...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Sep 2015

Shakespeare and Education

Shakespeare at Play app Recently the Huffington Post published an article written by a teenager about how Shakespeare should be taught, specifically to ten-year olds. She remembered her own experience “when I moved up to secondary school I was thrown...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Sep 2014

Celebrating 450: the Shakespeare legacy

The parading of “Shakespeare’s Quill” in the 2014 Birthday Procession As I write, we’re reaching the end of the celebrations for Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary. It’s an extraordinary record, and academic Jonathan Bate...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Apr 2014

Shakespeare and his world: MOOC in progress

Henry Irving as Shylock I’m very much enjoying the Shakespeare and his World MOOC created by the University of Warwick in collaboration with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, devised and presented by Professor Jonathan Bate. Last week the play being...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Apr 2014

Shakespeare’s sonnets

The 1609 Sonnets title page I’ve only occasionally written in this blog about Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and then mostly about possible biographical references in them, for instance to Anne Hathaway or to the death of his son Hamnet. These are...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Mar 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

Shakespeare, collaboration and the apocryphal plays

Title page of the Third Folio The question “how many plays did Shakespeare write?” is not an easy one to answer. The First Folio includes 36 plays, but I’ve always been intrigued by the list of additional plays on the title page of the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Dec 2013

William Shakespeare & Others: Book Review

A review by Darren Freebury-Jones. The first thing that strikes me about this edition is the duplicitous title: William Shakespeare & Others: Collaborative Plays. One might expect a series of plays that have, due to hundreds of years of rigorous...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 4 Dec 2013

The Tempest in our time and its own

The frontispiece for The Tempest from Rowe’s 1709 edition A great authority on Shakespeare, the academic Anne Barton, died a few days ago. She always wrote with an awareness of the play as a piece of theatre and her thoughts were often reflected...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Nov 2013

Year of Shakespeare: Staging the World

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen. The exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World focuses on Shakespeare’s ‘world rather...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Sep 2012

Shakespeare’s Dark Lady of the sonnets: fact or fiction?

Henslowe's Diary People have been trying to identify Shakespeare’s Dark Lady, the mysterious woman who is the subject of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets, since the Victorian period. A few years ago Emilia Lanier was the favoured candidate,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Sep 2012

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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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