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Shakespeare at Windsor

A new exhibition Shakespeare in the Royal Library, running from 13 February 2016 to 1 January 2017, celebrates the connections between the royal family and Shakespeare through the collections in the Royal Library and elsewhere at Windsor Castle. Many of the royal … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign

On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes officially the longest-reigning British monarch in history, having survived for over 63 years, just longer than Queen Victoria. The Queen has refused to mark the day in any way, but the press … Continue reading

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Taking to the streets with Shakespeare’s characters

Shakespeare celebrations in Stratford have taken many forms over the past two and a half centuries. I’ve written before about the history of holding feasts, an essential component of any party. But what’s also notable is the tradition of characters … Continue reading

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