Tag Archives: Dig for Shakespeare

“What news on the Rialto?”

I have news this week from Cambridge UK, and Cambridge USA. James Stredder, author of the super book “The Northface of Shakespeare: Activities for Teaching the Plays” has just sent me some information about a conference taking place in September that will be of special interest to teachers. The three day interdisciplinary conference titled “Shakespeare: […]

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Digging the Dirt on Shakespeare

Although I wasn’t up precisely with the lark this morning, I probably heard it.   I was due at New Place in time for an interview with BBC Coventry and Warwick. Our Dig for Shakespeare recommences and it was great to see our two lead archaeologists, Kevin Colls and Will Mitchell, from Birmingham Archaeology busily […]

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Shakespeare’s Inner Sanctum

Yesterday I attended the Current Archaeology Live! Conference at The British Museum. Kevin Colls and Will Mitchell of Birmingham Archaeology who are leading our Dig for Shakespeare were doing a presentation about the project. I was on hand in my capacity as Chair of the Academic Advisory Panel for Dig for Shakespeare, and in case […]

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Broadcasting Shakespeare

Last Monday I arose early, ate my autumn porridge, and sallied forth while it was still dark (with a broken arm) to Nash’s House. There was a flask of coffee in my bag. I was let in by our House Manager, Chloe, and we were joined shortly by James Alexander, a B.B.C. radio producer. He […]

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‘We dig the whole day through!’

Television producers take quite a lot of interest in our work at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. At 9.00 p.m. tomorrow evening, 10 September, BBC 2’s ‘Digging for Britain’ series will be devoted to the excavations that Birmingham Archaeology, assisted by a splendid team of hard-working volunteers from the local community, is undertaking on our behalf […]

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Archaeology in a Box

As usual the school half-term break has been anything but that for the Heritage Education Team of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: it has been a hectic week, preparing for all the school visits booked in between now and the end of term – just under a thousand children will be coming, most of them to […]

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