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Only Script In Shakespeare’s Handwriting Urges Compassion For Migrants

Only Script In Shakespeare’s Handwriting Urges Compassion For Migrants

By Bob Mondello for NPR, 17 March 2016 This week the world’s been treated to a commentary on immigration reform from a surprising source: William Shakespeare. 2016 being the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, many institutions are doing celebrations of one sort or another. The British Library, in hosting a major exhibition, has put online the only surviving scrap of […]

March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare’s First Folio Goes Out On Tour

400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare’s First Folio Goes Out On Tour

By Susan Stamburg for NPR, 4 January 2016 One of the world’s most precious volumes starts a tour on Monday, in Norman, Okla.The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is sending out William Shakespeare’s First Folio to all 50 states to mark the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death. Published seven years after he died, the First Folio is the first printed collection […]

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Royal Shakespeare Company reveals its high-tech tips: carrots, cereal and tea bags

Royal Shakespeare Company reveals its high-tech tips: carrots, cereal and tea bags

By Hannah Furness for The Telegraph, 2 January 2016 The Royal Shakespeare Company is to open up its archives for the first time, sharing the behind-the-scenes secrets that have made their most accomplished productions. Anyone hoping to hear the highest-tech tricks of the trade, however, may be in for a surprise, as they disclose techniques even a schoolboy could master. The […]

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
New coins for 2016 to feature Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter

New coins for 2016 to feature Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter

By BBC staff for BBC News, 1 January 2016 Images representing Shakespeare plays and Beatrix Potter tales will be among those featuring on coins in 2016, the Royal Mint has said. The coins are meant to give a snapshot of Britain over the past 1,000 years. The histories, comedies and tragedies of Shakespeare will be depicted on £2 coins, 400 […]

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death–A compilation of coverage

400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death–A compilation of coverage

400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death celebrations to start with street party By Sophie Heaviside for the Stratford Observer, 31 December 2015 PEOPLE in Stratford are being invited to party with Shakespeare to kick off the 400th anniversary of his death. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will host a street party in Henley Street on Saturday (January 2) to celebrate what is set […]

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized