Monthly Archives: January 2014

In with the new: welcoming the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

On 9 January 2014 the great Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malfi will be the first play to be performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the second performance space in the Shakespeare’s Globe complex on the south bank of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon

2014 is quite rightly going to be dominated by the centenary of the outbreak of the first World War, but it’s also an important year for Shakespeare-lovers celebrating his 450th birthday. My ex-colleague Dr Susan Brock and I are currently … Continue reading

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Staging the caskets: The Merchant of Venice

  As a man of the theatre,¬†Shakespeare must always have written his scenes with an idea of how¬†they would be performed, though given the limited technical scope of theatres at the time he does sometimes seem to have made it … Continue reading

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