New Partnership with CUP

Cambridge University Press teams up with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

11 April 2014

Cambridge University Press has announced a new collaborative partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - the charity that cares for the world’s greatest heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times to people of all ages.

Cambridge University Press publishes over 200 Shakespeare titles, including the best-selling Cambridge School Shakespeare series. This series was initially developed from the work of Dr Rex Gibson’s Shakespeare and Schools Project, and each play in the recently published new editions has been carefully rewritten, revised and expanded to enable students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust runs formal and informal educational programmes for people of all ages, and through its digital media platforms connects millions of people on every continent with the world’s best known playwright. This partnership will enable both organisations to work collaboratively and produce exclusive content including blogs, articles and webinars that will benefit from combined expertise and highlight the enduring significance of Shakespeare’s work, making it accessible and relevant to a new generation of students.

Michael McGarvey, Director of UK Education at Cambridge University Press said; “We are delighted to be teaming up with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, especially in the 450th anniversary year of his birth. We look forward to working with the Trust to create exciting new content.”

Jacqueline Green, Head of Learning and Participation at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said; “We want every child to have the opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s stories, enjoy his language, and get to know the words and wonderful characters he created. Our collaboration with Cambridge University Press is part of our work to provide teachers with the best resources available to help bring Shakespeare to life.”


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For more information on the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, please contact Press Officer Nurinder Mantell on 01789 207132/ 07824 137638.

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About the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world. The charity runs formal and informal educational programmes for people of all ages. It holds the world’s largest Shakespeare-related museum and archives open free to the public, a collection which is designated as being of international importance. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust receives no regular government funding public subsidy or direct government funding; it depends on income generated through the support of visitors, donors, volunteers and Friends.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust offers an array of educational courses. For more information visit the Educational Courses pages of our website.