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30 October 2017
An interview with Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie, author of Shakespeare for Freedom.
17 March 2017
Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall discusses the history of performance editions and her current work as co-general editor and editor of Hamlet for the new Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare Performance Editions.
08 March 2017
Professor Sir Stanley Wells discusses the available archival and literary materials and the most promising intellectual approaches that might inform a personal biography of William Shakespeare.
13 June 2016
Former Director Professor Stanley Wells granted the knighthood for his services to the study and appreciation of Shakespeare.
22 April 2016
Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute talks about the activities and collaborations at the Shakespeare Institute during the 400th Anniversary year.
01 February 2016
The British Council have recently released a short film of Professor Ewan Fernie talking about work on the topic of Shakespeare and freedom as well as why it's a great time to study Shakespeare in the UK.
11 December 2014
Professor Michael Dobson features in the latest edition of Buzz dedicated to research being undertaken at the University.
27 October 2014
Watch Professor Michael Dobson giving his inaugural lecture at the Shakespeare Institute.
25 June 2014
Students from our Shakespeare and Creativity MA programme present Shakespeare Unbard - a performance which explores how societies over time have celebrated Shakespeare.
29 January 2014
Full video recording of Professor Ewan Fernie's inaugural lecture.
15 July 2013
The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies Writers and Artists Distinguished Speaker Series.
26 March 2013
Professor Ewan Fernie discusses teaching and learning in the new postgraduate programmes in Shakespeare and Creativity and the extraordinary creative environments of Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
A collaboration with Birmingham City Council will revive the fortunes of the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library