Past events in Shakespeare Institute


14th December - Twelfth Night

14th December - Imperium: Part 1.

6th December - Please One, Please All?

30th November - Shakespeare's Lost Domesticity: responses to material absence in Stratford-upon-Avon

27th November - Old Christmas Returned

23rd November - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

23rd November - Shakespeare and the seven senses

23rd November - B-Film Book Launch, Guest Lecture and Film Screening

17th November - Shakespeare's emotions, lost and found

16th November - You see my sister's yet at my dispose": Horizontal Families on the Early Modern Stage

9th November - The Third Witch and Literary Studies: Or, Reading Macbeth Reading

26th October - Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger

19th October - Shakespeare and London

12th October - The view from the front line: Shakespeare and contemporary politics

12th October - Teaching the Textual Archive

5th October - Ninagawa Remembered: Kodama Ryuichi and Hiroko Yamaguchi

28th September - Whose Hamlet mocks the warm clown

6th July - The Dutch Lady

12th-30th June - The Fifth Annual Shakespeare Institute Play-Reading Marathon

1st-3rd June - Britgrad 2017

18th May - Audiences, Readers, Listeners, Users – Understanding reception in a digital age

18th May - Birmingham Heroes: What makes a great Shakespeare actor?

13th May - Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: an open afternoon at The Other Place

12th May - The Tragical, Comical Fool's Game, or, Nun of Your Business

10th May - Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

23rd March - I have got two worlds by't: patronage, the playhouse and Prince Henry's court

16th March - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

16th March - People to please, no time to lose: What is creativity under pressure and how do we evaluate it?

9th March - Editing for Performance

2nd March - 'What manner of man was he?'

23rd February - 'Run when you will, the story shall be changed': narratives of change on Shakespeare's stage

15th-17th February - Creative Writing Workshops with the RSC

9th February - Phoenix Arising: John Fletcher, Sir Thomas Beecham and The Faithful Shepherdess in the Early Twentieth-Century Theatre

2nd February - 'Ghosting' Walter Clun: Casting and Comedy in the 17th century Moor of Venice

26th January - Alex Gilbreath Q&A

19th January - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

19th January - Vlogging the Bard: Serialization, Social Mediatization, Shakespeare

12th January - Shakespeare and the Admiral's Men


7th December - Brave New World: an immersive 'Shakespearience'

1st December - Shakespeare's walking-stick: or, what the Victorians made of Shakespeare

24th November - Shakespeare in the Rough and Uneven Cotswolds

17th November - Middleton Reading Shakespeare

15th November - Q&A with playwright Anders Lustgarten

10th November - Love, Duty and Loathing: Siblings and Half-Siblings in Early Modern England

9th November - Student theatre trip and Q&A session

27th October - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

27th October - 'Collaboration in the 'Ho' Plays: How did they do it?

20th October - Shakespeare and live broadcast theatre - the backstory'

14th October - Oh brave new world – re-imagining Shakespeare for a digital age

14th October - The woman who went to war with Shakespeare

14th October - Macbeth, Macbeth: an illustrated reading

13th October - Shakespeare as Scripture: Ancient and Modern Models for Reading Sacred Texts

6th October - Anglo to Celto-Nordic Shakespeare

29th September - Shakespeare, Rome and the Institution of Theatre

31st July-6th August - World Shakespeare Congress 2016

1st July - The Telltale

1st July - Britannia's Honour and London's Tempe

30th June - The Spanish Gypsy

30th June - The Sun's Darling

29th June - The Noble Spanish Soldier

29th June - The Welsh Ambassador

28th June - Match Me in London

28th June - The Wonder of a Kingdom

27th June - The Virgin Martyr

27th June - The Witch of Edmonton

24th June - If It Be Not Good, the Devil is In It

24th June - Troia Nova Triumphans

23rd June - The Bloody Banquet

23rd June - The Roaring Girl

22nd June - Northward Ho!

22nd June - The Whore of Babylon

21st June - Westward Ho!

21st June - The Honest Whore

20th June - Pageantry for the Royal Entry of King James I into London

20th June - The Patient Man and the Honest Whore

17th June - Sir Thomas Wyatt

17th June - The Merry Devil of Edmonton

16th June - The Untrussing of the Humorous Poet

16th June - Blurt, Master Constable

15th June - Sir Thomas More

14th June - Old Fortunatus

14th June - Patient Grissil

13th June - A Warning for Fair Women

13th June - The Shoemakers' Holiday

11th June - Screening of film students' showreel

11th June - Walking Writing Workshop with Helen Cross

11th June - Playwrights' Workshop

11th June - Walking Writing Workshop with Helen Cross

10th June - Screening of film students' showreel

10th June - Macbeth, Macbeth

10th June - Ideas People: creative performance

9th June - Screening of film students' showreel

9th June - The Zine Factory

9th-11th June - Page, Stage and Screen

9th-11th June - Poor Tom

1st June - A Reading of Macbeth, Macbeth

21st May - The Dark Horse

20th May - The Dark Horse

19th May - The Dark Horse

13th May - Kingdoms are Clay

22nd April - Ode to Shakespeare

17th March - Shakespeare and the kingdom of error

10th March - Raping Lucrece: grief, remembrance and the politics of affect in Shakespeare

3rd March - Therefore ha' done with words: danced versions of Shakespeare

29th February - Shadows, not substantial things: music in the works of James Shirley

25th February - Shakespeare Thursday Seminar

11th February - Shakespeare, Hegel, and the politics of freedom

4th February - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

4th February - Twelfth Night

28th January - Shakespeare Thursday Seminar

21st January - Mastersinger! Shakespeare

14th January - Strangely moving: Shakespeare's effective kneeling'.


3rd December - Shakespeare at Oxford: University Plays and the Playhouse

26th November - Misremembering Shakespeare

19th November - 'Ever great': Ben Jonson's Works through four centuries

12th November - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

12th November - Shakespeare's Poetical Justice

29th October - Shakespeare's tailors

22nd October - Henry V after the War on Terror

15th October - Captive Children in Shakespeare and in Real Life

14th October - Godly Sorrow and the Protestant Imitatio Christi

15th June-3rd July - The James Shirley Marathon

29th May - Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe

27th May - Romeo and Juliet

14th May - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

26th March - Early modern corruption and its representations

19th March - Shakespeare's Insides: A Study of the Complete Soliloquies and Asides

12th March - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

12th March - Shakespeare and Equality

5th March - Quoting the Queen: style, authority and reported speech in sixteenth century correspondence

4th March - Shakespeare on the brink of freedom

26th February - Handling Ophelia in recent stage productions of Hamlet

12th February - Nicholas Okes & Co.: co-operative publication and Q1 King Lear

5th February - Shakespeare's voice

29th January - Private iteration and public life: William Dering's 1623 adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV

22nd January - Beckett's Shakespearean Echoes

15th January - Shakespearean freedom and Shakespearean form


4th December - Shakespeare and Opera

27th November - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

27th November - What Does it Take to be a Great Shakespeare Actor?

20th November - Shakespeare and the Talkies

17th November - Being Human in King Lear

13th November - In shape and mind transformed'? Televised teaching and learning Shakespeare

23rd October - Global Shakespeares as Methodology

16th October - Picturing the Ten Commandments in the Post-Reformation English Parish Church

15th October - Shakespeare on the road

14th October - Shakespeare Unbard

14th October - Shakespeare and the idea of national theatre

9th October - Humorous Comedy and the Melancholy Jakes

7th October - The Hip Hop Fellow

2nd October - Shakespearean comedy and the boundaries of Europe

17th September - 'Goblin's market: commemoration, anti-semitism and the invention of "global Shakespeare" in 1916

6th August - K'antu Ensemble perform Shakespeare's Music

5th-7th June - British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2014

24th May - Romeo and Juliet for the young viewer - interpretation and adaptation

22nd May-1st June - Hay Festival

1st April - First World War poetry event

27th March - "The end of Shakespeare's verse" from an/other end: 'Trans-creating' Shakespeare in Spanish today.

20th March - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

20th March - Shakespeare and the Countess: The Formidable Elizabeth Russell and the Blackfriars Theatre

20th March - Shakespeare and the Countess: The Formidable Elizabeth Russell and the Blackfriars Theatre

18th March - Shakespeare's Global Communities: Shakespeare, Cultural Value and the Olympic World Shakespeare Festival

13th March - Laokoon, Dante, Shakespeare: a German view around 1800

13th March - Laokoon, Dante, Shakespeare: a German view around 1800

6th March - Walking in a Windsor Wonderland: a few ramshackle reflections on directing Shakespeare's greatest comedy

27th February - Richard III, Our Contemporary

13th February - Peculiar houses: the newness of early modern playhouses

6th February - Henry V after the War on Terror: Event Television, the Soldierly Body as Spectacle and the Uncertain Politics of Memorialisation

30th January - The Sensory Body in Shakespeare's Theatres

27th January - Freetown! Shakespeare and Social Flourishing

23rd January - Shakespeare's Persia

16th January - Shakespeare Institute open afternoon for prospective students

16th January - '"Grief best is pleased with grief's society": Shakespeare and Early Modern Sympathy'


13th December - #DearShakespeare

7th December - Workshop: perfecting your PhD application

5th December - Scholarship and Creativity: Adapting and Unadapting Shakespeare and Fletcher's Cardenio

28th November - Archives and Anecdotes

21st November - Where to find lost plays

14th November - Charles Mathews and his Gallery of British Theatrical Celebrity

31st October - Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Claustrophobic Reader

24th October - A Broken Coriolanus

24th October - 'Creative Minds at Birmingham' - Jamie McKendrick [video stream available]

24th-29th October - Book to the Future

17th October - The End of Shakespeare's Verse?

10th October - The Stage History of Cymbeline

3rd October - Asia, Text, Performance 1692-2013

6th-8th June - Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

28th May - Teaching Shakespeare and the Big Stuff

10th May - Reanimating Playbooks

25th April - Staging Political Scandals: Two Brazilian Adaptations of William Shakespeare's Richard III

24th April - Redcrosse, the secular and the sacred: an evening of performance and presentations on St George and the modern meaning of Englishness

19th April - An Artistic Director Prepares

21st March - Time and The Tempest

20th March - Introducing our postgraduate courses in Shakespeare and Creativity

14th March - Open afternoon for prospective students

14th March - Hamlet in the Cold War: Zbigniew Herbert's 'Elegy of Fortinbras' and its Contexts

7th March - 'What's so funny 'bout campus Shakespeare?'

5th March - Second Stanley Wells Lecture

28th February - Staging Shakespeare's Books: Intermedial Dramaturgy in 21st Century European Performance

21st February - Sam Wanamaker

7th February - ''Olympic Performance in the Year of Shakespeare' and 'Actors and Academics: Ways of Seeing the Artefact'

31st January - Shakespearean Verse Speaking

24th January - Open afternoon for prospective students

24th January - Gregory Doran (Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company)

23rd January - Shakespeare's Persia

17th January - Lettered Men and Spineless Women: The Gendering of Early Modern Stoicism

16th January - Online chat: College of Arts and Law Scholarships 2013

10th January - The Chronology of Christopher Marlowe


29th November - Shakespeare's Magic Books and the East African Explorers

22nd November - Food and Identity in Shakespeare: The Inflections of Nationality, Gender, Rank and Age

17th November - Redcrosse

15th November - Ruling the Court in Shakespeare's Late Tragedies

8th November - 'When all the breathers of this world are dead': Posthumous Perspectives in Shakespeare

25th October - Disintegration, 1924

18th October - Demonic Macbeth and the Way We Live Now

11th October - The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne

4th October - 'In their Tables': Hamlet Q1 and its Audience

27th September - A boy from Stratford, 1769-1916

7th June - Shakespeare 2: Tragedy

31st May - Profiling Shakespeare's Publishers, 1593-1622

22nd March - The Renaissance sublime

15th March - Open afternoon for prospective students

15th March - The History of 'Etc'

8th March - Monstrous To Our Human Reason: Minding the gap in 'The Winter's Tale'

1st March - Tropics Bound: Salt, Sweat, and Gold

23rd February - Imagination and the Style of Limning in The Sonnets

11th February - Rosencratz and Guildenstern

9th February - Open afternoon for prospective students

9th February - Emergence in Ardenspace: System and Exile in Shakespeare Pedagogy

2nd February - Big Dig: the Poetics of Seventeenth-Century Drainage

26th January - Beginning to spell: Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and the Crux of Protestant Poetics

19th January - The Stratford-Munich Accord 'Shakespeare and Germany: a round table'

12th January - Conversion in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'