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Happy Birthday William Shakespeare 23 April 2021

Flowers for Shakespeare’s Birthday at Holy Trinity Church 2021 “I would I had some flowers of the spring” Today, 23 April, is William Shakespeare’s Birthday. I’ve already been down to Holy Trinity Church where he was baptised...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Apr 2021

Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh in Stratford-upon-Avon

Prince Philip leaving Shakespeare’s Birthplace 23 April 1964 Today, 9 April 2021 we’ve all heard the sad news that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died aged 99. He’s been one of the most recognizable figures public life for...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Apr 2021

Shakespeare’s Birthday in lockdown,

King Edward VI School wreath, 2020 The nearest Saturday to Shakespeare’s Birthday has for several decades been the day on which the town of Stratford-upon-Avon holds its biggest celebrations of the year. Birthday Celebrations have been held in some...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Apr 2020

Book Giveaway: Happy 244th Birthday Jane Austen!

Jane Austen was born on December 17, 1775 on a bitterly cold winter’s night. I’d like to celebrate that day by offering a copy of The Compleat Housewife by Elizabeth Smith, first printed in 1753. The book, published by Chawton House Library...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Dec 2019

Births, baptisms and burials

An Elizabethan baptism I wrote in 2014 about the documentary records of Shakespeare’s baptism at Holy Trinity Church on 26 April 1564. There’s a lot of confusion about the actual date of Shakespeare’s birth, but at the time it was the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Apr 2019

A Glassmaker's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri,artist unknown, La Specola Museum,Florence.Alchemist, Glassmaker, and Priest Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. From his baptismal record, we know the exact time of birth: "three hours and...
From: Conciatore on 1 Mar 2019

Celebrating Shakespeare at the Folger

We are delighted to share these glimpses of the Folger’s Shakespeare birthday celebrations and fundraising gala, snapped by our valued contributor Stephen Grant.   For Stephen’s most recent post, containing his fascinating account of...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Apr 2018

Living statues and literary pageants: Shakespeare’s Birthday 2018

Mr Shakespeare ready for the 2018 celebrations This weekend Shakespeare’s 454th birthday will be celebrated in the town of his birth, as it has been for nearly two centuries. While there are elements of the Birthday that have become traditional,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Apr 2018

A Glassmaker's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri,artist unknown, La Specola Museum,Florence.Alchemist, Glassmaker, and Priest Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. From his baptismal record, we know the exact time of birth: "three hours and...
From: Conciatore on 28 Feb 2018

Shakespeare and St George in Stratford-upon-Avon

14th century Russian icon of St George and the Dragon 23rd April is celebrated as the special day of St George, the patron saint of England. He’s one of the most popular of saints, venerated in Romania,  parts of Greece, Catalonia and Egypt,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Apr 2017

Birthday Post: A Year of Before Shakespeare

We launched our website last year, on the date of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, with an introduction to the project and something of a provocation in Andy’s post about putting the Shhhh into Shakespeare…. The comments that followed...
From: Before Shakespeare on 23 Apr 2017

The Winter’s Tale live streaming: a play for our times

A scene from Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale, with its theme of the pain of loss followed by the joy of resurrection, is a play that is particularly appropriate around Easter and Shakespeare’s Birthday, while...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Apr 2017

39 things I have learned in 39 years

Today I turn 39. That's not particularly old and I don't really pretend like I've got a ton of wisdom to share. But I ran across this idea on another blog and I thought it might be a good exercise for me: one idea that I've learned for the number of birthdays...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 10 Apr 2017

Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal Tumblr account turned 5 years...

Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal Tumblr account turned 5 years old this week! http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/

Antonio Neri's Birthday

Relief portrait of Antonio Neri, artist unknown, La Specola Museum, Florence. Glassmaker Antonio Neri was born in Florence, Italy on 29 February 1576. Because he was a "leap year baby" we celebrate the actual day of his birth only every fourth...
From: Conciatore on 27 Feb 2017

O’Thello

‘Mr Sempronius Gattleton as Othello’, from ‘Mrs Joseph Porter’, illustration by George Cruikshank Dickens turns 205 today. The birthday of a Victorian author, even one as famous as Dickens, may not seem an obvious day of reflection...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Feb 2017

Time for some Birthday Cake!

With the 31st December marking Prince Charles Edward Stuarts birthday we thought we’d look at his options for a birthday cake! What we hope 18th Century cake will resemble  Firstly from ‘The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies’ we have a...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 30 Dec 2016

AoR Anniversary: Celebrating Our First Revolution Around the Sun

By Bryan Banks and Cindy Ermus Today is Age of Revolutions’s first birthday. Since beginning this project a year ago, we’ve published 69 posts. This marks our 70th. We’ve posted original research, directed attention to...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Nov 2016

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