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.
A £1.7 million project to re-connect Birmingham's communities with the city's Shakespearean heritage launched today.
'Everything to Everybody' - a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council - will revive the fortunes of the city's almost-forgotten Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library.
Professor Michael Dobson asks about a distinguished career in Shakespearean theatre.
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