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.


17 March 2017

Editing Hamlet for Performance

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

What manner of man was he?

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

Sir Stanley Wells

Former Director Professor Stanley Wells granted the knighthood for his services to the study and appreciation of Shakespeare.

01 February 2016

How Shakespeare has inspired freedom movements

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

Research pioneers: Michael Dobson

Professor Michael Dobson features in the latest edition of Buzz dedicated to research being undertaken at the University.

25 June 2014

Shakespeare Unbard: a performance

Students from our Shakespeare and Creativity MA programme present Shakespeare Unbard - a performance which explores how societies over time have celebrated Shakespeare.

15 July 2013

Creative Minds at Birmingham

The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies Writers and Artists Distinguished Speaker Series.

26 March 2013

Birmingham Heroes: Ewan Fernie

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.

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