Tag Archives: Greg Doran

Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott, Second Instalment of Blog Series

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust   Although the final script of Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey was published in 1993, a performance of the play has not been made widely available as a recording, and it is less well known today as it perhaps ought to be. As a result, when I […]

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Cardenio, or a ‘Double Falsehood’

Back in November I attended a fascinating one day conference at the University of Chichester about Shakespearian theories. Professor Tiffany Stern (University College, Oxford) gave a splendidly candid paper which cast doubt over there being any Shakespearian connection with the so-called lost play Cardenio. It’s a compelling and involved argument which in part relied on […]

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Harriet Walter’s Will Power

A couple of months ago I wrote here about Harriet Walter. I was then preparing a piece about her for a book, Actors’ Shakespeare, edited by John Russell Brown and Kevin Ewert, due to be published by Routledge next spring. It is an anthology with different contributors writing about different actors. Our brief is to […]

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Shakespeare and I: Greg Doran

‘Shakespeare and I’ was an idea that grew from two events held as part of last year’s Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival, for which travel writer Jan Morris and television presenter Michael Wood made a personal selection of poems and then discussed them with me. But we wanted Shakespeare to play a more prominent part in the […]

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