The Shakespeare Institute

An internationally renowned research institution based in the heart of Shakespeare's beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon established in 1951 to push the boundaries of knowledge about Shakespeare studies and Renaissance drama.


Posted 21 February 2018

The Philip Massinger play reading marathon

Every June, members of The Shakespeare Institute read aloud, in chronological order, the complete dramatic canon of a sixteenth- or early seventeenth-century playwright. The exercise enables us to observe, in concentrated form, the development of a single dramatist's imagination and technique, and to experience a large number of neglected plays by a significant talent of the Shakespearian era.

Posted 25 January 2018

Shakespeare souvenirs past and present

Tara Hamling and Cathryn Enis explain their research into how Shakespeare memorabilia has and hasn't changed over the years and how we use souvenirs in our homes.

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