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How Shakespeare has inspired freedom movements

How Shakespeare has inspired freedom movements
Description
The British Council have recently released a short film of Professor Ewan Fernie talking about work on the topic of Shakespeare and freedom as well as why it's a great time to study Shakespeare in the UK.
Date:
01/02/2016

Shakespeare Institute student selected as a TED Fellow

Shakespeare Institute student selected as a TED Fellow
Description
PhD Shakespeare and Creativity student Madeline Sayet has been selected as one of 21 TED Fellows who will take the stage at TED2016, between them representing 12 countries.
Date:
13/01/2016

The enduring legacy of Twelfth Night

The enduring legacy of Twelfth Night
Description
In the latest Birmingham Perspective Professor Michael Dobson asks Why does Shakespeare's festive tale continue to find new audiences?
Date:
12/01/2016

MA Shakespeare and Creativity students perform in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

MA Shakespeare and Creativity students perform in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Description
During the autumn semester, MA Shakespeare and Creativity students have been working with Royal Shakespeare Company Director Justin Audibert and RSC sound designer Claire Windsor on an original play, culminating in a performance in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre front-of-house on 9 December.
Date:
17/12/2015

World Congress to celebrate Shakespeare's 400-year legacy

Description
Distinguished theatre directors from around the world, musicians, actors, and novelists, as well as academics from the University of Birmingham, are to come together in a special programme of talks, seminars and debates-at a landmark 2016 World Shakespeare Congress, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Date:
15/12/2015

Student reflections on their visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

Student reflections on their visit to Stratford-upon-Avon
Description
In October 2015, some of our undergraduate English Literature and Drama students had the opportunity to attend a performance of Henry V at the RSC, hear a talk about the play and attend a Q&A with two of the show's actors.
Date:
23/11/2015

PhD research opportunity opens for applications

PhD research opportunity opens for applications
Description
One of our current PhD students will have an exciting opportunity to work with an RSC artist for up to a total of one week over the spring/summer semesters of 2016.
Date:
02/11/2015

'Public' and 'Private' Playhouses in Renaissance England

'Public' and 'Private' Playhouses in Renaissance England
Description
Former Shakespeare Institute PhD student Eoin Price's new book.
Date:
26/10/2015

The Eye of the Camera in Filmed Theatre

The Eye of the Camera in Filmed Theatre
Description
Over the past summer, Mary Odbert, one our MA students at the Shakespeare Institute, has been acting as a research assistant on this project, and here she shares some of the thoughts on the work she's been doing.
Date:
23/10/2015

Shakespeare Institute welcomes six portraits and a professor

Shakespeare Institute welcomes six portraits and a professor
Description
The inauguration of six portraits of Royal Shakespeare Company actors by the artist Hans Schwarz , and the induction of Harvard University's senior Shakespearean, Professor Marjorie Garber, as an Honorary Senior Visiting Research Fellow.
Date:
02/10/2015
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