News from the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

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
Harold Pinter online database launched

Harold Pinter online database launched

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Dr Catriona Fallow, part of the research team of the AHRC funded Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies project, are pleased to announce the launch of an extensive online database.
Date:
Monday 29 June 2020

Ad Alta: The Birmingham Journal of Literature, Volume XI: Communities

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Latest volume of the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, edited by English Literature doctoral researchers Liam Knight and Jayde Martin.
Date:
Monday 29 June 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
Birmingham Stories celebrates National Writing Day

Birmingham Stories celebrates National Writing Day

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Dr Ruth Gilligan shares her writing advice in the National Literacy Trust's newly launched Birmingham Stories campaign
Date:
Wednesday 24 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
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