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Shakespeare Week: 16-22 March 2015

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  • Shakespeare Courses

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    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


    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…

  • Henry Folger’s British-Born Vicar, S. Parkes Cadman

    Fri 6 Mar 2015

    Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman is high on the list of notables born in the town of Wellington, Shropshire in the West Midlands. After having worked ten years as a coal miner and become a Methodist minister, he immigrated to the United States in 1890 at…
  • 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…