Monthly Archives: October 2015

National Poetry Day 2015

Thursday 8 October is 2015’s National Poetry Day, “the annual mass celebration of poetry and all things poetical”. This year is extra special because this is its 21st anniversary. You’ve still got a few days to write a poem or … Continue reading

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Mapping Shakespeare’s world

Maps come in many shapes and sizes. It’s still a miracle to me that my smartphone can show me exactly where I am, but maps have always done more than just give us an image of the world around us. … Continue reading

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James Shapiro on Shakespeare in 1606

Back in 2005 James Shapiro published his book 1599, about a single year in Shakespeare’s life. According to Jonathan Bate, who reviewed it for the Telegraph, It was “one of the few genuinely original biographies of Shakespeare”, the year an … Continue reading

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