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Celebrating Shakespeare with James Bisset

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been neglecting the Shakespeare blog, struggling with the combined effects of jet lag and completing our book on the history of the Shakespeare Club. Although my co-author Susan Brock has shouldered most of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare connections: Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham

During Shakespeare’s lifetime Birmingham was a town of a similar size to Stratford. But while Birmingham grew into a great centre of industry and innovation, Stratford remained a small country town. By 1851 nearly a quarter of a million people … Continue reading

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Innovating in Birmingham: Barry Jackson and modern dress Shakespeare

This week it’s been confirmed that a new and vastly expensive high speed rail link between Birmingham and London is to go ahead. Known as High Speed 2, or HS2, it’s expected to open in 2026, and a second phase, … Continue reading

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