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Timon of Athens exhibit at the National Theatre

If you’re in London this August and want to learn a little more about the process of adapting Shakespeare for the stage, the National Theatre on London’s Southbank have a free exhibition about the making of their current production of William … Continue reading

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Join the Campaign: Digitising the Bodleian’s copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Get involved with the Bodleian Library’s Sprint for Shakespeare Campaign, dedicated to generating the support and funds necessary for the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford to safely digitise their copy of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio. While you … Continue reading

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British Milton Seminar Blog

The British Milton Seminar has set up a blog where they will advertise for papers and discuss the proceedings of their meetings (which take place twice a year). Their next meeting will be 20 October 2012 in Birmingham, so it’s worth … Continue reading

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Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare in Objects: Preparing the Staging the World Exhibition

From 19 July to 25 November, the British Museum’s round reading room will provide an elaborate exhibition on William Shakespeare as part of the London 2012 festival. The Shakespeare: Staging the World  exhibition is curated by Jonathan Bate and Dora … Continue reading

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Ulysses Illustration Workshop – update

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my Ulysses Illustration Workshop with ARTISJUSTAWORD… We had a great turn out. And I was very happily surprised by the high levels of enthusiasm and attentiveness. After my 10-minute talk … Continue reading

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A ‘great’ collaborative project by Antonella Castelvedere

Amongst the excellent resources available in the Great Writers Inspire collections there’s a lecture by Professor Peter McDonald on J.M. Coetzee which inspires the audience by challenging the notion of great writers as ‘spotless icons serenely floating above the murky … Continue reading

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Some thoughts after ‘Engage’ by Erin Sullivan

As a Lecturer at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, I would say that I work on a daily basis with a great writer, although I don’t stop and think about what this term means to me as much as … Continue reading

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After Engage by Roisin Hancock

It’s been a busy first week back at school. This time of year involves includes the mad rush of submitting coursework, the realisation that Y13 students are firmly headed out of school and (mostly) off to university, and Y12 students … Continue reading

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Inspiring through Illustrating: Ulysses Illustration Workshop, Sat. May 5th, Oxford

When attempting to inspire someone to read a great text, must we always begin with reading the text? What if we were to draw or paint the text? Can illustration be a type of reading, a form of interpretation? This … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Engage workshop by Candice Satchwell

Thinking about inspiration, and what inspires us as teachers, and our students as eager learners, is something we might not often have time to do. As a lecturer in higher education within a further education college (HE in FE), I … Continue reading

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