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12 February 2020
'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.
10 February 2020
Professor Michael Dobson asks about a distinguished career in Shakespearean theatre.
02 January 2020
An exhibition and interactive event celebrating identity, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
05 December 2019
Listen to Shakespeare Institute's Professor Ewan Fernie discussing how the first great Shakespearean was in Birmingham
19 November 2019
Professor Michael Dobson reports from a recent visit.
18 November 2019
Professor Emeritus Russell Jackson in conversation with Michael Dobson, on the stories behind some of the draft shooting scripts, photographs of set designs, hand-annotated rehearsal texts of Shakespeare.
31 July 2019
Professor Tiffany Stern, a Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy, in recognition of her research in Shakespeare and early modern drama.
22 July 2019
The RSC and the University of Birmingham have been exploring how rehearsal room techniques can help deaf young people understand and enjoy Shakespeare.
11 July 2019
As part of their Shakespeare and Creativity MA, students from the University of Birmingham have presented two new plays in response to Shakespeare at The Other Place.
05 July 2019
Students studying on our Shakespeare Institute distance learning programmes have the unique opportunity to study the performance of Shakespeare in Asia.
06 June 2019
Shakespeare Institute students talk about their experience of attending a week long workshop with RSC Director Iqbal Khan looking at the provocation "What is a modern history play?"
29 April 2019
Simon Smith's 'Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse, 1603-1625' wins the 2018 University English Book Prize.
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A collaboration with Birmingham City Council will revive the fortunes of the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library