Tag Archives: Prospero

About the Bard

By Diane Meyer Lowman (The Shakespeare Institute, UoB). I have loved Shakespeare for as long as I can remember. Some might say I’m obsessed. So when my boys grew and flew, and I needed to occupy myself and stave off the impending midlife crisis, I got busy with the Bard. I’d flirted with him in […]

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QUESTIONS By Jillian Snyder   Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The award meant she could work in the archives and libraries in Stratford-upon-Avon for just […]

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Shakespeare’s Villains: Condemning Caliban

This is the second in a series of blogs looking at Shakespeare’s villains each week there will be a post on Finding Shakespeare as well as Blogging Shakespeare and an Online exhibition on Flickr On the face of it what Caliban tries to do to Miranda is wrong, no one would contest that, and yet […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Shakespeare

Sir Patrick’s Stewart’s return to Stratford for his fourth major Shakespearian role at the R.S.C. in five years definitely brings star quality to the stage and the town.   The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham marked his return by inviting him to do this year’s Shakespeare Birthday lecture. A packed […]

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The Tempest – two 21st Century productions

This is part of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at http://findingshakespeare.co.uk/ on Fridays. This blog is really too short for two full theatre reviews but I would like to conclude the Collections and Learning teams joint celebration on The Tempest with a little about the last two […]

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The Tempest – Ariel, Prospero and Caliban – a very wonky triangle

This is the second of a series of blogs on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, blogs will be posted both here and at Finding Shakespeare on Fridays. For me as a reader The Tempest is most fascinating for the relationship portrayed between its 3 key protagonists; Prospero – The deposed Duke of Milan, now stranded on […]

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