Tag Archives: Martin Wiggins

Before Shakespeare at the Shakespeare Institute

A summer of great events for those interested in Shakespeare and his theatrical background is just getting under way. From 12-30 June 2017 the fifth play-reading marathon will be held at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. Up to now, these … Continue reading

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The Thomas Dekker Marathon

On Friday evening, 10 June, I was sitting on the sofa reading the chapter in Stanley Wells book Shakespeare & Co on Thomas Dekker, when the news came on the TV that Wells had been granted a Knighthood in the … Continue reading

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The James Shirley Marathon

Next week, beginning on 15 June, the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon is embarking on another marathon reading of the complete work of a playwright of the sixteenth or early seventeenth century. Last year it was Thomas Heywood, the year before it … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in France: the St Omer First Folio

There was good news for those interested in the history of Shakespeare’s plays last week. On Tuesday 25 November, it was announced that a First Folio had been discovered in a public library in Northern France. Many libraries must be … Continue reading

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Setting Shakespeare’s drama in context

I’ve been looking at  the first volume of a new reference work, British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Volume 1, 1533-1566, and recently met with its author Dr Martin Wiggins, Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a … Continue reading

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