Shakespeare Week

It's Shakespeare Week!

Celebrate with us from 16-22 March 2015

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Leisure Learners

Discover our short courses for adult learners, including 'Living Shakespeare' and 'Winter School'

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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

  • The story of Bridge Street

    Wed 26 Aug 2015

    Today’s post is another guest blog by Miranda K. Gleaves, who has been helping us prepare for Heritage Open Days. I have recently been researching the history of Bridge Street in order to create a display for Heritage Open Days. It’s a lot…

  • Queuing for tickets to the Cumber-Hamlet is not a new phenomenon

    Fri 21 Aug 2015

    Today’s post is a guest blog by Miranda K. Gleaves, who has been volunteering with us again this summer. The Independent reported earlier this month that Benedict Cumberbatch fans had been queuing in the cold for up to 20 hours to get hold…

  • 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…