News in English Literature

World Shakespeare Congress 2021

World Shakespeare Congress 2021

Description
Shakespeare Institute faculty and PhD students were extensively involved in this year's virtual World Shakespeare Congress, hosted by the University of Singapore.
Date:
Friday 23 July 2021
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust appoints Shakespeare Institute Director to its Board

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust appoints Shakespeare Institute Director to its Board

Description
Professor Michael Dobson joins the board as one of the trustees that make up the charity's governing body.
Date:
Friday 23 July 2021
Everything to Everybody: Bringing the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library to the World

Everything to Everybody: Bringing the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library to the World

Description
Professor Michael Dobson in video conversation with Professor Ewan Fernie about the £1.7 million project 'Everything to Everybody'.
Date:
Friday 23 July 2021
Successful launch of the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance

Successful launch of the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance

Description
Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance is a global network established by the Shakespeare Institute with the aim of uniting those working with Shakespeare from around the world and from across the social spectrum.
Date:
Tuesday 15 June 2021
Benjamin Zephaniah, Jess Philips, Mark Billingham and other famous faces support My Birmingham Story.

Benjamin Zephaniah, Jess Philips, Mark Billingham and other famous faces support My Birmingham Story.

Description
To celebrate National Share a Story Month, the National Literacy Trust is launching My Birmingham Story, a campaign that invites people from Birmingham to share their experiences and memories of life in the city.
Date:
Wednesday 5 May 2021
John Kani, on his life, growing up in apartheid South Africa and his love of ShakespeareJohn Kani

John Kani, on his life, growing up in apartheid South Africa and his love of ShakespeareJohn Kani

Description
John Kani tells all in an in-depth interview with the Shakespeare Institute's Michael Dobson.
Date:
Wednesday 5 May 2021
John Kani, South Africa's leading classical actor, receives the Pragnell Prize 2021

John Kani, South Africa's leading classical actor, receives the Pragnell Prize 2021

Description
Join Professor Michael Dobson as meets the South African actor John Kani to award him the 2021 Pragnell Prize.
Date:
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Sir Henry Irving: why he matters and why he came to Bournemouth

Sir Henry Irving: why he matters and why he came to Bournemouth

Description
Join Professor Michael Dobson online as he discusses this lastingly influential actor-manager.
Date:
Thursday 22 April 2021
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