Tag Archives: Shakespeare

For the (Literary) Detective in you!

So it’s Monday again and everyone needs a little lift! So we thought we would offer you a light-hearted challenge to kick start your week… who famously praised Shakespeare’s work in the passage below? Extra brownie points for those who … Continue reading

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Get Wilde

Bored on your commute home? You’re in fine company. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde wrote, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” You can actually read Wilde’s Life and Confessions as a … Continue reading

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Writers with an image problem: William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson

In the contemporary world, we are bombarded with images from our laptops and televisions, on billboards and in magazines. These images may be advertising something, but often they seem only to advertise a way of life, a celebrity, unobtainable to … Continue reading

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English Renaissance Timeline: Some Historical and Cultural Dates

1558 – Queen Elizabeth I is crowned, and Thomas Kyd is born 1563 – Martin Luther’s Thirty-Nine Articles are published 1564 – William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe are born 1569 – Northern England rebels on behalf of Mary Queen of … Continue reading

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Questioning Genre

Below is a sneak preview of the kind of material that will be going up in our Approaches to Literature section of the website over the next month, which are designed to offer alternative points of access to the Writers Inspire … Continue reading

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Feminist Approaches to Literature

Below is a sneak preview of the kind of material that will be going up in our Approaches to Literature section of the website over the next month, which are designed to offer alternative points of access to the Writers Inspire … Continue reading

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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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