Shakespeare Institute news

The theatre business c.1600 - who got rich (and who didn't) at the Globe

The theatre business c.1600 - who got rich (and who didn't) at the Globe

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'Was the professional London theatre industry at the turn of the seventeenth century successful in maintaining the living of its participants?' asks doctoral researcher Meryl Faiers.
Date:
Thursday 9 July 2020
How can the works of Shakespeare help to improve the lives of disadvantaged social groups?

How can the works of Shakespeare help to improve the lives of disadvantaged social groups?

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Shakespeare Institute PhD student Rowan Mackenzie discusses her work in applied Shakespeare, particularly her own organisation Shakespeare Unbard.
Date:
Thursday 2 July 2020
Beyonce and Shakespeare - you can't go wrong

Beyonce and Shakespeare - you can't go wrong

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Charlie Bannocks (MA Shakespeare and Creativity) shares her love of A Midsummer Night's Dream - from her own experience of directing productions in Russia to puppets.
Date:
Thursday 25 June 2020
Bringing Shakespeare to life online

Bringing Shakespeare to life online

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This year the Shakespeare Institute has moved its annual Play Reading Marathon online. Dr Martin Wiggins discusses the benefits of going global.
Date:
Friday 19 June 2020
Keeping Shakespeare alive through puppets

Keeping Shakespeare alive through puppets

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As part of her dissertation, MA Shakespeare and Creativity student, Charlotte Bannocks, has been working hard to make Shakespeare accessible to family audiences by creating three short films, using puppets.
Date:
Friday 19 June 2020
Learning from home

Learning from home

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Within the College of Arts and Law, staff and students have adapted to a new way of working, with teaching and studying taking place at home through a variety of virtual platforms.
Date:
Friday 19 June 2020
Quarantine Quartos IX: Visual stagecraft in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Quarantine Quartos IX: Visual stagecraft in Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Is Hamlet a play that is as precise, sophisticated and challenging in its visual stagecraft as in its verbal design, requiring playgoers' eyes to be as engaged and critically reflective as their ears?
Date:
Wednesday 17 June 2020
Quarantine Quartos VIII: Shakespeare has gone to the dogs

Quarantine Quartos VIII: Shakespeare has gone to the dogs

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Tiffany Stern (the Shakespeare Institute) sets to find which Shakespeare text is most 'doggy' by examining six dog-filled plays, and featuring special guest appearances by Millie the puppy.
Date:
Thursday 11 June 2020
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