Welcome!

The Shakespeare blog contains up to date articles about Shakespeare’s works, his world, and his plays in performance. There are hundreds of posts to choose from, and the blog receives over 160,000 page views a year. You can browse by choosing a category from the list on the right.

shakespeare-club-history-book-jacketI’m particularly pleased to announce the publication of The Story of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon 1824-2016, which I have researched and written with Susan Brock. It’s far more than just the history of the Club, telling the story of how Stratford became the worldwide centre of Shakespeare performance and celebration, and focusing on the people who achieved it. Click on the link to find out more.

Listening to the Audience now contains links to a series of clips of audio recordings I’ve made on several productions of Hamlet as a first step in my project to gather memories of Shakespeare in performance.

The Online Resources page contains information about some of my favourite Shakespeare websites, and you’ll find information about me, including projects I’ve been involved in, on the About Me pages.

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9 Responses to Welcome!

  1. Delighted to have found this excellent blog. Wishing you a very happy New Year, and keep up the good work!

  2. Suzanne Keyte says:

    Hi Sylvia,
    In your blog Remembering the days of Empire: The Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball, 1911, 27 October 2014, you have a picture of a completely different event that happened at the Royal Albert Hall.
    We had an event called The Shakespearean Show, in aid of the Chelsea Hospital for Women, 28-30 May 1884 in which they built a little village in the middle of the Hall featuring Anne Hathaway’s cottage and Stratford Church. It raised a lot of money for charity and I would be happy to give you more information about it.
    Thank you and great blog.
    Suzanne

    • Sylvia Morris says:

      Dear Suzanne, Thanks for this wonderful information. I’d love to hear more about the 1884 event please.

  3. Deborah Selden says:

    Sylvia:
    I loved the blog on stage armor. You might be interested to know that the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada also has an in-house armory that produces armor and weapons for its theatre. It does fabulous work – as does their costume shop.
    Cheers,
    Deborah

  4. Rob Williams says:

    I’m researching the boy in this article, along with other Harbury casualties from the Great War, and although I can’t be 100 % sure if this is the same Malcom Gordon Bland in your blog a lot of the facts match. At the time of his death he was registered as living at Greenhill Farm, Harbury and is commemorated on the war memorial in the village. Can I ask where you sourced the picture of him from and if you have any others of him or that include him?

    • Sylvia Morris says:

      These details sound correct for Malcolm Bland. I did quite a lot of work tying up loose ends as you’ll have seen in the post. His mother left Leamington after she was widowed which is why he is mentioned on the memorial in the village.

  5. Tony French says:

    Am following FutureLearn ‘Shakespeare & his World’ course, following your mention several weeks ago. Thank you! And 2 others booked. [BTW, I wonder if it would help to have most recent comments at the top – if that’s an option.] Regards – T

  6. Saurabh says:

    Love reading your blog, it’s fantastic resource for studying and understanding Shakespeare. Would love to contribute in it.

  7. Wolkowski says:

    New title available from Amazon.com catalog:
    William Shakespeare: the spirit and the letter.
    Best regards
    Wolkowski
    Sorbonne universites upmc

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