On Thursday 24th April, at 1:40pm, Dr Chris Laoutaris, Birmingham Fellow at The Shakespeare Institute, will be talking to Dotun Adebayo on BBC Radio London (the Robert Elms show, 94.9) about his new book, Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe (Penguin).

For information on how to access BBC Radio London online, for Laoutaris' recent Financial Times article on his book and a review by Anne Somerset, see the links below.

Peguin and The Shakespeare Institute will be hosting a launch and drinks reception for Laoutaris' book at 12noon on Friday 25th April at The Shakespeare Institute. All Birmingham University Staff and students welcome!! 

  • Listen to the show
  • Financial times: the battle to build Shakespeare's Globe
  • Literary review: Anne Somerset on Shakespeare's nemesis