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26 June 2018

Three questions about institutions: Tobi Kyeremateng

In the lead-up to Radical Mischief (20-21 July 2018) the TOP blog is hosting responses to the conference's 9 provocations. Tobi Kyeremateng is a theatre, festival and live performance producer based in SW London, specialising in artist development, artistic collaboration and community engagement.

26 June 2018

Three questions about institutions: Corinne Furness

In the lead-up to Radical Mischief (20-21 July 2018) the TOP blog is hosting responses to the conference's nine provocations. Corinne Furness is an AHRC funded doctoral researcher with the University of Birmingham and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

21 May 2018

Recreating New Place: Behind-the-Scenes

Recent changes to the Shakespeare New Place house model have been spearheaded by period interpreter Phil Watson, the designer of the new vinyl adhesives that have been added.

19 March 2018

'Dreaming up your island' - Madeline Sayet

In the lead-up to Radical Mischief (20-21 July 2018) the TOP blog is hosting responses to the conference's nine provocations. Madeline Sayet is a director of classics, new plays, and opera.

19 March 2018

'Fire At Sea' - Professor Richard Wilson

In the lead-up to Radical Mischief (20-21 July 2018) the TOP blog is hosting responses to the conference's nine provocations. Professor Wilson is the Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Kingston University, London.

05 March 2018

An interview with Simon Russell Beale

Shakespearean actor Simon Russell Beale, Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, gave a wide-ranging public interview to the Institute's Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall.

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.

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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Everything to Everybody

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