Shakespeare Week

It's Shakespeare Week!

Celebrate with us from 16-22 March 2015

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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

  • Parliament and Democracy in the Collections

    Wed 17 Jun 2015

    This week the National Archive are holding a mini-Explore Your Archive campaign to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Explore Your Archive is usually a larger campaign in November which promotes archives…

  • Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John

    Tue 16 Jun 2015

    Magna Carta (the Great Charter); one of the most famous documents in the world, is 800 years old! “The Charter of Runnymede”, as it was first known, was granted by King John (1199-1216) in June 1215, following open rebellion by many of his…

  • Jonathan Strange and the Friends of English Verse Drama

    Tue 16 Jun 2015

     ‘This other magic, it will not do, sir.’ – Gilbert Norrell ‘But Shakespear’s Magick could not copy’d be, Within that Circle none durst walk but he.’ – John Dryden It’s entirely possible that…
  • Travel to England by Henry and Emily Folger, 1903 – 1923

    Tue 2 Jun 2015

    Henry Folger was unlike his executive colleagues at the Standard Oil Company in New York who vacationed in Florida and California or cruised the Mediterranean. He took his wife and collecting partner Emily to England eleven times between 1903 and…