Monthly Archives: December 2013

Nelson Mandela and Shakespeare

From around the world the main news this morning, is of the death of Nelson Mandela. I was privileged, in 2005, to meet Sonny Venkatrathnam who had been imprisoned with Mandela on Robben Island, and to examine the Robben Island … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the two William Jaggards

William Jaggard is well known as the printer of Shakespeare’s First Folio, along with his son Isaac. He was a member of the Stationers’ Company in London, but has got a name for unethical practices, at least in regard to … Continue reading

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British Shakespeare Association news

Last Saturday, 30 November, the British Shakespeare Association held its Annual General Meeting. The BSA is an association of “teachers, researchers, theatre practitioners, writers and enthusiasts” and is a relatively young organisation that has existed for less than fifteen years. … Continue reading

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