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Shakespeare Week: 16-22 March 2015

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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

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  • Love and Marie Corelli

    Tue 24 Feb 2015

    February, the month millions of us send Valentines, seems a good time to discuss novelist Marie Corelli and her romantic books. Marie lived in Stratford-upon-Avon and many of her books can be found in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Library.

  • The Life of a Cultural Intern

    Mon 23 Feb 2015

    I can hardly believe that I have entered week 20 of my internship! When I first started at the Trust I did not anticipate just how varied my work would be. One day I might be heading over to Mary Arden’s Farm, and the next I might be down in the…

  • Sidney Lee, Henry Folger, and the First Folio

    Wed 25 Feb 2015

    Sidney Lee né Solomon Lazarus Lee in London in 1859 was a biographer and Shakespearean scholar. He edited the Dictionary of National Biography to which he contributed over 800 articles. He wrote a biography of Shakespeare in 1898. We Americans…
  • Bonds Between Frank Salisbury and the Henry Folgers

    Sat 17 Jan 2015

    In 1926, the reserved Henry Clay Folger (1857–1930), CEO at Standard Oil Company of New York, uncharacteristically resolved to have large twin oil portraits made of him and his wife, Emily Jordan Folger (1858–1936). The paintings would hang in…