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  • 21 Dec 2021
    Molly G. Yarn

    Precarity, Privilege, and Publication

    If you look at the title page of my new book, Shakespeare’s ‘Lady Editors’: A New History of the Shakespearean Text, you might notice that there’s something missing – the space beneath my name is blank, an empty void where, usually, you would see an author’s institutional affiliation. In the three years since I submitted […]

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  • 9 Dec 2019

    William Shakespeare and Cambridge University Press: A History

    William Shakespeare was born just thirty years after the founding of Cambridge University Press, yet it was another three hundred years before the Press started printing his works. Since then, we have published his plays continuously in various forms. In January, the Cambridge editions of Shakespeare’s complete works – and much more besides – will […]

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  • 16 Sep 2019
    John Mucciolo, Sophie Chiari

    Entertaining the Royals

    Why should one mind performances at court in Shakespeare’s time? Do we really need a book on the subject? So much has been written about the Elizabethan theatre industry’s connection with the public stage that we have invariably been led to focus on Shakespeare as a writer of public plays—perhaps because this makes him at […]

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  • 4 Mar 2019
    Heather Hirschfeld

    Welcoming the Stranger in Hamlet

    Shakespeare scholar Heather Hirschfeld, author of the brand new introduction to the New Cambridge Shakespeare Hamlet (third edition), reflects on what it means for modern audiences to encounter the play for the first time.

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  • 16 Jan 2019
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Travis D. Williams

    Shakespeare as Fan Fiction

    “Shipping” (from “relationship”) is a phenomenon within the wider culture of fan fiction that places characters (or the actors who play them) from a particular cultural world into a romantic relationship. Fan fiction derivative of brand “Shakespeare” supplements and rewrites his works to satisfy curiosity about what happened before, or after, or instead of the […]

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  • 1 Nov 2017
    Ewan Fernie

    Shakespeare for Freedom Interview

    This interview with Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie, author of Shakespeare for Freedom, was recorded at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on 10th May 2017.

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  • 7 Apr 2017
    Ewan Fernie

    Why Shakespeare’s Plays Matter

    After another season of bardolatry, in this blog post, Ewan Fernie explains why Shakespeare matters today - and it might not be for the reasons you think... Ewan Fernie is author of Shakespeare for Freedom.

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  • 8 Mar 2017
    Paul Salzman, Sarah C. E. Ross

    International Women’s Day: Editing Early Modern Women

    Sarah C. E. Ross and Paul Salzman - editors of Editing Early Modern Women - discuss the challenges associated with editing the texts of Renaissance women. Read free chapters and find out more about International Women's Day.

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