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  • 30 Jan 2017
    Ali Kemp, Deborah Klayman

    An Interview with Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Company

    In 2016, as part of our Shakespeare 400 commemorations, we invited the public to submit short play skits inspired by the works of the Bard. In this interview we talk to Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman, the co-founders of Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Company, who won our competition with their winning entry ‘My Bloody Laundrette’. […]

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  • 4 Aug 2016
    Emma Smith

    Shakespeare’s First Folio: the most-studied book in the world

    The most-studied book in the world must be Mr William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, a collection of thirty-six plays first published in London in 1623 and now known as the First Folio. Every single one of its nine hundred pages – even every single piece of type on every page – has been minutely […]

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  • 15 Jul 2016
    David Crystal

    Speaking Shakespeare Today

    You can’t speak English without speaking Shakespeare. Not only did he introduce several hundred words still used today (assassination, beguiling, contaminated, domineering, excitement, fixture, go-between, hostile, ill-tempered, lack-lustre, monumental…), he gave us dozens of idioms. If you stand with bated breath, say that love is blind, worry about green-eyed jealousy, think that truth will out, […]

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  • 23 Jun 2016

    Shakespeare as Interpreted by the Next Generation of Great Playwrights

    In honor of the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death this past April, we devoted the entire month to the Bard, featuring a different Shakespeare-themed blogpost, interview, competition or other feature each day. When I thought it would be a good idea to have a stage play competition, I had a feeling there would be […]

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  • 26 Apr 2016

    What does Shakespeare mean to you?

    This weekend, 400 years after his death, Shakespeare was commemorated all over the world. This in itself is a testament to the legacy left by the playwrite, who is recognised and loved by all. Our Shakespeare authors have been providing us with some intruiging insights on what Shakespeare means to them, and the wider culture today […]

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  • 17 Apr 2016
    Gail Marshall

    Shakespeare through the Ages

    Gail Marshall, author of Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century and Shakespeare and Victorian Women explores why Shakespeare is still so embedded in our culture and has been through the ages...

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