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Gastrell on Trial – Victim or Villain?

Shakespeare's family homes

The infamous Reverend Gastrell returned to New Place this summer to defend his legacy, begging the question: was he the villain who destroyed New Place or a victim of history?

Vivienne Bayliss
New Place

Playbills for King Lear: 1752-1827

Shakespeare & his works

Alex Thom begins to shed light on how Shakespeare's King Lear has been viewed over the centuries, thanks to research undertaken in our collection.

Alexander Thom