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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 25 Apr 2016
    Peter Holland

    Surveying the Land of Shakespeare

    In their own idiosyncratic ways, academic Shakespeare journals are a way of charting the history of the analysis of Shakespeare’s legacy. Shakespeare Survey, the journal I edit for Cambridge University Press, uses a distinctly uncommon form for the title of an academic journal. There isn’t, as far as I know, a Wordsworth Survey or Chaucer […]

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  • 24 Apr 2016
    Michelle M. Dowd

    Shakespeare’s Everyday Legacy

    Michelle M. Dowd looks at how Shakespeare tackled the everyday issue at the time, and how that adds to his legacy today.

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