Scholars from all over the world will attend the 32nd International Shakespeare Conference at the University of Birmingham’s base in Stratford-upon-Avon from 6 - 11 August.

The Shakespeare Institute, the University of Birmingham’s unique centre for postgraduate study of Shakespeare’s works, times and impact will welcome over 200 leading researchers from as far as Japan, Poland and the USA.

Held at the Institute since its establishment in 1951 the conference is an international gathering of the world’s most respected experts in Shakespeare and provides a regular stimulus to the development of Shakespeare study globally.

The conference theme this year is entitled ‘Stages for Shakespeare’s Theatre’ and it will feature a range of topics including Shakespeare’s theatre on screen, theatrical vocabulary, as well as an interview with top theatre director, Michael Bogdanov.

Professor Kate McLuskie, Director of the Institute says, ‘We are delighted to host this important conference and welcome Shakespeare experts from all over the world to the town of his birth.’


Notes to Editors

Based in Mason Croft, an elegant eighteenth-century house with beautiful gardens and grounds in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Shakespeare Institute provides a close-knit academic community while offering the academic resources needed for specialist postgraduate work on the drama of the English Renaissance. The Institute is part of the University of Birmingham’s School of Humanities.

For further information

Kate Chapple, Press Office, University of Birmingham, 0121 414 2772 or 07789 921164.