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A selection of news stories from our department websites relating to the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.

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How can the works of Shakespeare help to improve the lives of disadvantaged social groups?

How can the works of Shakespeare help to improve the lives of disadvantaged social groups?
Description
Shakespeare Institute PhD student Rowan Mackenzie discusses her work in applied Shakespeare, particularly her own organisation Shakespeare Unbard.
Date:
02/07/2020

Ad Alta: The Birmingham Journal of Literature, Volume XI: Communities

Description
Latest volume of the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, edited by English Literature doctoral researchers Liam Knight and Jayde Martin.
Date:
29/06/2020

Beyonce and Shakespeare - you can't go wrong

Beyonce and Shakespeare - you can't go wrong
Description
Charlie Bannocks (MA Shakespeare and Creativity) shares her love of A Midsummer Night's Dream - from her own experience of directing productions in Russia to puppets.
Date:
25/06/2020

Bringing Shakespeare to life online

Bringing Shakespeare to life online
Description
This year the Shakespeare Institute has moved its annual Play Reading Marathon online. Dr Martin Wiggins discusses the benefits of going global.
Date:
19/06/2020

Keeping Shakespeare alive through puppets

Keeping Shakespeare alive through puppets
Description
As part of her dissertation, MA Shakespeare and Creativity student, Charlotte Bannocks, has been working hard to make Shakespeare accessible to family audiences by creating three short films, using puppets.
Date:
19/06/2020

Learning from home

Learning from home
Description
Within the College of Arts and Law, staff and students have adapted to a new way of working, with teaching and studying taking place at home through a variety of virtual platforms.
Date:
19/06/2020

Quarantine Quartos IX: Visual stagecraft in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Quarantine Quartos IX: Visual stagecraft in Shakespeare's Hamlet
Description
Is Hamlet a play that is as precise, sophisticated and challenging in its visual stagecraft as in its verbal design, requiring playgoers' eyes to be as engaged and critically reflective as their ears?
Date:
17/06/2020

Learning to curate online!

Learning to curate online!
Description
Our MA Art History and Curating students discussing completing their courses during Lockdown.
Date:
15/06/2020

Quarantine Quartos VIII: Shakespeare has gone to the dogs

Quarantine Quartos VIII: Shakespeare has gone to the dogs
Description
Tiffany Stern (the Shakespeare Institute) sets to find which Shakespeare text is most 'doggy' by examining six dog-filled plays, and featuring special guest appearances by Millie the puppy.
Date:
11/06/2020

Quarantine Quartos VII: Playhouse cultures of sight

Quarantine Quartos VII: Playhouse cultures of sight
Description
Simon Smith talks about Hamlet and stagecraft
Date:
04/06/2020
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