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Michael Dobson on civic Shakespeare in Britain and Ireland


Michael Dobson on civic Shakespeare in Britain and Ireland. Posted on Tuesday 27th May 2014 The lecture recently given in Dublin by The Director of the Shakespeare Institute, as one of this year's Abbey Theatre / University College Dublin Shakespeare Lectures. the lecture entitled 'Shakespeare, Amateur

Podcast: Michael Dobson talks with RSC Director Lucy Bailey


Podcast: Michael Dobson talks with RSC Director Lucy Bailey. Posted on Friday 21st October 2011 New Shakespeare Institute Director Michael Dobson hosts a ‘think tank’ on The Taming of the Shrew featuring input from Shakespeare Institute fellows and a team from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s upcoming



of Devotion.  Religious Orders and Society in East Central Europe, 1450-1800 Ashgate, 2011         Hugh Adlingon, Peter McCullough and Emma Rhatigan (eds), The Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon Oxford University Press, 2011           Michael Dobson Shakespeare and Amateur Performance: A Cultural

Darling Buds of May actress turned Shakespeare expert offers creative approach to study


truly original work with a potential life outside the academy. I am also delighted to be co-convening the course with Professor Ewan Fernie, whose own research so brilliantly complements the modules of ‘Shakespeare in Society’ and ‘Shakespearience’” Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the

Shakespeare's Hamlet: Text, performance and culture


Nixon, Ophelia in the 2013 RSC production, on ‘To be, or not to be.’ Why have women as well as men wanted to play Hamlet, and with what implications for the play’s future? Lead academic Professor Michael Dobson trained at Oxford, where as an undergraduate he won the Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize

Richard III: The real king of history, or marvellous theatrical villain?


Richard III: The real king of history, or marvellous theatrical villain?.   Professor Michael Dobson Poor Richard III; how little reason that son of York had to like this area of his kingdom. Killed in the Midlands in 1485, and now dug up in the Midlands in 2013, and in the meantime posthumously defamed

Distinguished Shakespearean scholar appointed as new Director of Shakespeare Institute


international prestige and reputation as the destination of choice for postgraduate study with the appointment of distinguished Shakespearean scholar, Professor Michael Dobson, as its new Director and Professor of Shakespeare Studies.  Professor Dobson is currently Professor of Shakespeare Studies at

Professor Michael Dobson


Professor Michael Dobson. Media experience Professor Dobson is a frequent contributor to British and international media. He has made numerous appearances on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and BBC Radio 3's Night Waves and is a regular contributor to Around the Globe and The London Review of Books . He has recently

An Artistic Director Prepares


Birthplace Trust are delighted to present the Shakespeare Birthday Lecture: ‘An Artistic Director Prepares’: Gregory Doran in conversation with Michael Dobson Venue : The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tickets : £10.00 (available on the door) or advance booking via The Shakespeare