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[Above - actor Sam West with Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Instititute]
On 12 November 2011, the Shakespeare Institute celebrated its 60th anniversary and looked forward to the next 60 years with a series of talks from past and present staff and scholars.
Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute spoke first to introduce the day (download mp3 - 3m03s - 2.8MB).
The morning session looked at 'The First Sixty Years: History and Achievements' with contributions from:
[Above - John Jowett and Stanley Wells in conversation in the morning session]
Before lunch, Kate McLuskie was awarded the inaugural Mason Croft Prize by Michael Dobson (download mp3 - 7m26s - 6.9MB).
[Above - Kate McLuskie and Michael Dobson ]
The afternoon session looked ahead to 'The Next Sixty Years', with contributions from current staff including:
Before fireworks in the garden, the afternoon session was concluded with toasts delivered by video message from Dame Janet Suzman, Kenneth Branagh and the Munich Shakespeare Library. (download mp3 - 5m55s - 5.5MB).
All photographs on this page are by photographer John James, who also found time for the video below:
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