Shakespeare Week

It's Shakespeare Week!

Celebrate with us from 16-22 March 2015

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We have a wealth of fascinating books and other artefacts in safe keeping at the Shakespeare Centre.

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  • Shakespeare Courses

    Shakespeare Courses

    Short educational courses for groups aged 15 and upwards. Fun and educational courses that are the perfect accompaniment to a theatre visit.

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  • Leisure Learners

    Leisure Learners

    Three day courses designed to complement current RSC productions

    Leisure Leaners

  • Barnum and the Birthplace

    Fri 17 Jul 2015

    On Tuesday this week I did a spot of moonlighting with Paul Taylor, Head of Collections, in Shakespeare’s Birthplace. We appeared for a couple of hours only with a table of archive materials relating to P.T. Barnum and his visit to the Birthplace…

  • Parliament and Democracy in the Collections

    Wed 17 Jun 2015

    This week the National Archive are holding a mini-Explore Your Archive campaign to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Explore Your Archive is usually a larger campaign in November which promotes archives…

  • From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth Folios

    Fri 10 Jul 2015

    In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost book auction house in America, Bangs and Co. on 91 Fifth Avenue. A large, thick volume caught…
  • Jonathan Strange and the Friends of English Verse Drama

    Tue 16 Jun 2015

     ‘This other magic, it will not do, sir.’ – Gilbert Norrell ‘But Shakespear’s Magick could not copy’d be, Within that Circle none durst walk but he.’ – John Dryden It’s entirely possible that…