Tag Archives: football

Game of Thrones

I recall that two New York Times articles about executive pay were entitled “A Rich Game of Thrones”. Neither article explained the metaphorical reference to the popular cable television show, Game of Thrones, a testimony to the show’s popularity. However, no matter how popular Game of Thrones is today, it has a long way to […]

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Shakespeare Meets European Football

Jim Wilson has just sent in details of a new project that links Shakespeare with the UEFA Cup. I was intrigued and asked him to tell me more, so here goes… He writes: ‘I read in The Observer recently that The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the University of Birmingham are seeking to have Shakespeare adopted […]

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Shakespeare, Wimbledon, and the World Cup

In honour of the two world-class sporting events currently taking place, we at the bookshop thought it would be nice to give a brief description of what football and tennis were like in Shakespeare’s time. Roxanne talks, below, about sport and Shakespeare. Untitled from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on Vimeo. The link to the Brian Blessed […]

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Shakespeare’s Fantasy Football

As England bows out of the world cup, we have been considering alternative teams that may have served the nation better!  What better than a team made up of Shakespeare’s characters? Who should play in goal? Who should be the manager? There have been several of these doing the rounds here at work but this one […]

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