Tag Archives: Shakespeare’s Birthday

Celebrating Shakespeare at the Folger

We are delighted to share these glimpses of the Folger’s Shakespeare birthday celebrations and fundraising gala, snapped by our valued contributor Stephen Grant.   For Stephen’s most recent post, containing his fascinating account of Henry Folger’s life of collecting Shakespeare, head over to http://bloggingshakespeare.com/stephen-h-grant-talk-collecting-shakespeare-story-henry-emily-folger and enjoy the recording.   All views expressed in this post are […]

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Shakespeare in Weimar

After leaving Goethe’s Garden House, Dympna Callaghan and I found the famous statue of Shakespeare by Otto Lessing (covered over for much of the year for conservation, but on display for Shakespeare’s Birthday). There we happened to meet two members of The German Shakespeare Society who spoke to us about what Shakespeare means to Weimar. […]

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Making Shakespeare

If you think the Shakespeare book you are holding gives you direct access to what Shakespeare actually wrote, think again. You’re holding an edition of the play which has been mediated by a scholarly mind and process. To create a Shakespeare edition is a labour of love, but it’s a labour which is never lost, […]

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Shakespeare in Limerick

I owe a lot to Shakespeare – like everyone else – particularly my English teacher, Eoin O’Moore… Without Shakespeare I’d never have met “Mr O’Moore” in a Jesuit school Crescent College Limerick, Ireland. Without Shakespeare, my English teacher would have had to resort to all sort of lesser mortals – & god knows what I’d […]

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Shakespeare’s Birthday Presents!

Chances are that you can’t make it in person to join in the Shakespeare Birthday festivities in Stratford-upon-Avon this weekend. But it’s my hope that wherever you are in the world, you feel in some way connected to the celebrations. On Friday afternoon I welcomed novelist Salley Vickers to give this year’s Shakespeare Birthday Lecture. […]

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‘Making Shakespeare’: A Birthday Webinar

I wonder how you’ll be marking Shakespeare’s birthday this year? In Stratford-upon-Avon the celebrations take place over a few days (from Friday 20 through to Monday 23 April). There will be a large, international gathering and a terrific party atmosphere, visiting troupes, lots to see and enjoy in the streets. This year sees the start […]

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