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William Henry Chippendale (1801-1888)

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Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project: listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. Meet an established Victorian actor.

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Did the Circus Come to Town?

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Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project: listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books, such as the Hengler's Circus Company.

Norma Hampson
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The Avonbank School

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Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project: listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books, specifically, those of the Avonbank Sch

Norma Hampson
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William Hogarth: Satirising 'All is True'

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Gemma Sykes takes a look at how artist William Hogarth used the 1727 production of William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's play 'All is True', or 'Henry VIII', to comment on eighteenth century British politics.

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"There's Husbandry in Heaven"

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What is husbandry, and what does it mean in Shakespeare's plays? Intern Elena Porter refers back to Thomas Tusser's "Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry" to expound upon the subject.

Elena Porter
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