Shakespeare Week

It's Shakespeare Week!

Celebrate with us from 16-22 March 2015

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Leisure Learners

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We have a wealth of fascinating books and other artefacts in safe keeping at the Shakespeare Centre.

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  • Shakespeare Courses

    Shakespeare Courses

    Short educational courses for groups aged 15 and upwards. Fun and educational courses that are the perfect accompaniment to a theatre visit.

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  • Leisure Learners

    Leisure Learners

    Three day courses designed to complement current RSC productions

    Leisure Leaners

  • Happy #NationalPoetryDay

    Thu 8 Oct 2015

    To celebrate National Poetry Day today we are looking at Shakespeare’s Poems, a collection of the Sonnets from 1640 which were rearranged and retitled by John Benson. Sonnets had fallen out of fashion at the time and so Benson reissued them…

  • On the trail of Mary Hornby

    Fri 2 Oct 2015

    This week has been a busy week for family history research and we’ve welcomed people from around the world trying to learn more about their Stratford ancestors.  We were particularly excited to welcome Craig Hall and his son Aidan to the…

  • Henry Folger’s Brigg Umbrella with Concealed Pencil

    Mon 14 Sep 2015

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC contains not only Shakespearean treasures of every sort and size but various items belonging to its founders. Henry Folger ordered two racing umbrellas from the company founded in London in 1836 by…
  • From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth Folios

    Fri 10 Jul 2015

    In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost book auction house in America, Bangs and Co. on 91 Fifth Avenue. A large, thick volume caught…