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. Study in Stratford-upon-Avon or online.


05 July 2019

Module Focus: Shakespeare in Asia

Students studying on our Shakespeare Institute distance learning programmes have the unique opportunity to study the performance of Shakespeare in Asia.

06 June 2019

Week long workshop with RSC Director Iqbal Khan

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?"

06 November 2018

Shakespeare and Terrorism

Professor Ewan Fernie appeared on Radio 3's Sunday Feature in conversation with Dr Islam Issa, who did his PhD under Dr Hugh Adlington in EDACS and is now a BBC New Generation Thinker. The subject was Shakespeare and Terrorism. You can listen to the programme here:

01 November 2018

10 place rise in THE World University Rankings 2019

We are now ranked 70 in the subject ranking for arts and humanities, which covers art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.

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Everything to Everybody

A collaboration with Birmingham City Council will revive the fortunes of the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library