Established to push the boundaries of knowledge about Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, and part of the University of Birmingham.

Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Joined November 2011
New publication alert: Dr Peter Malin, an SI alumnus, has a wonderful new book out on the staging of John Fletcher's plays in Britain.
Just published: Peter Malin’s ‘Revived with Care’, a major contribution to Fletcher studies and Renaissance drama scholarship, tracing the production of John Fletcher’s plays in Britain from 1885 to the year of the COVID pandemic. ⁦@ShakesInstitute⁩ ⁦@ShakesInstLib
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3 years ago today I got to see Julius Caesar @TheRSC @BarbicanCentre ! It was honestly incredible and I was so lucky to see it with a friend of cast member discount on my tickets! 3 years on, I am studying @ShakesInstitute think the fates might have been at work that day!
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'Shakespeare, Race, and Pedagogy' - a brilliant 5-day programme curated by our own Wendy Lennon.
Professor Ewan Fernie, Director of ‘Everything to Everybody’ & @ShakesInstitute fellow, will join me on 17th Feb to discuss his pioneering @E2EShakespeare project; social solidarity; pedagogy & his published work crowdcast.io/e/shakespeare-r…
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This is really something - Brecht's Coriolan, performed by the Berliner Ensemble in 1978. Time for a #Shakespeare #watchparty we think.
Berliner Ensemble streaming recording of a 1978 performance of Brecht's Coriolan from February 12-18. berliner-ensemble.de/be-on-d…
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This year, organisations such as @NationalTheatre and @TheRSC started streaming shows online. Watch the @ShakesInstitute @_erinsullivan_ 's talking about the explosion of online theatre performances: invidio.us/watch?v=COc13ku6… #Goodbye2020
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Excited to announce Pamela Devine’s beautiful book. Pamela is one of the Chapel volunteers, so proud. Available youcaxton.co.uk/writing-on-s… #volunteering #graffiti @ShakespeareBT⁩ ⁦@ShakespearesEng⁩ ⁦@ShakesInstitute⁩ ⁦@OurTownTrust
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The ⁦@MaloneSociety⁩’s ‘Collections XVIII’ has arrived! Two early plays based on the Decameron, gen. ed. by ⁦@SiobhanKeenan5⁩. A special commendation to the ⁦@ShakesInstitute⁩ Palaeography Group and Dr Martin Wiggins for their edition of ‘Gismond of Salern’!
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Merry Christmas from The Shakespeare Institute! This account will be fairly quiet between now and late January, when our next semester begins. We hope everyone has a relaxing holiday.🎄
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I can’t believe I got to act in this. 🤩❤️😵Truly thankful! Thanks Father! Allison Acuff Directed the first film ( Leontes ). Check out the link, and see more of the work!
Our ‘Shakespeare and Creativity’ MA students at work! 💫
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The students worked with actor and playwright Tyrone Huggins to create these short videos as part of @CultureCentral #ItGetsLighterFromHere project – see the full playlist of videos at: bit.ly/3gYeFbX
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More excellent work by our ‘Shakespeare and Creativity’ MA students! #ItGetsLighterFromHere @TheRSC
Inspired by the characters and themes in The Comedy of Errors, this second video from @unibirmingham students explores what it means to step away from the frantic pace of life and step out from behind our own masks invidio.us/watch?v=2VelZmHi… #ItGetsLighterFromHere @CultureCentral
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Am so so excited to FINALLY be able to unveil what my practical group and I have been working on this semester! Follow the link to our films inspired by the world of #TheWintersTale I directed the Paulina and Perdita vignettes :D <3 @ShakesInstitute @TheRSC #itgetslighterfromhere
As part of @CultureCentral #ItGetsLighterFromHere, @UniBirmingham students worked with actor & playwright Tyrone Huggins to create films inspired by The Winter's Tale & The Comedy of Errors. This film was inspired by The Winter's Tale, watch them all at: bit.ly/3gYeFbX
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Brill to see this great work coming from @ShakesInstitute working with @TyroneHuggins and @TheRSC #ItGetsLighterFromHere (honest)
As part of @CultureCentral #ItGetsLighterFromHere, @UniBirmingham students worked with actor & playwright Tyrone Huggins to create films inspired by The Winter's Tale & The Comedy of Errors. This film was inspired by The Winter's Tale, watch them all at: bit.ly/3gYeFbX
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Our ‘Shakespeare and Creativity’ MA students at work! 💫
As part of @CultureCentral #ItGetsLighterFromHere, @UniBirmingham students worked with actor & playwright Tyrone Huggins to create films inspired by The Winter's Tale & The Comedy of Errors. This film was inspired by The Winter's Tale, watch them all at: bit.ly/3gYeFbX
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Today is the shortest day of 2020 - the darkest year that most of us have ever experienced. With this in mind, the West Midlands arts community have come together today, to share messages of comfort & hope. Search #ItGetsLighterFromHere & discover hundreds of reasons to smile.
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From Project Director, Ewan Fernie: We're logging off for the Xmas period but not before saying a big THANK YOU to all our partners, supporters and followers who've helped get 'Everything to Everybody' up n' running. Here's to Shakespeare... MADE IN BIRMINGHAM! 🍻 🏭📚🌈
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Sign up to ‘Shakespeare, Race and Pedagogy’, superbly curated by our PhD student @writerlennon and featuring Institute fellows Prof. Michael Dobson and Dr. Abigail Rokison-Woodall!
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(He follows in the footsteps of previous winners including Declan Donnellan, Thomas Ostermeier, and our former Director @stanley_wells)
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