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  • RSC Shakespeare on Screen

    To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death throughout January 2016 the Barbican cinema, London is screening a season of Shakespeare on film and television performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Performances include  Ian McKellen as Macbeth, Vanessa Redgrave as Rosalind and Peter Hall’s 1965 production of The Wars of the Roses. The films are […]

  • Shakespeare on Globe Player

    Three new Shakespeare productions from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s 2013 Season of Plenty are now available on Globe Player: The Tempest (Roger Allam as Prospero, directed by Jeremy Herrin) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michelle Terry as Hippolyta/Titania, directed by Dominic Dromgoole) Macbeth (Joseph Millson and Samantha Spiro as the Macbeths, directed by Eve Best) Each title […]

  • Media Screen Roundup – February 2015

    The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, & published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye. Highlights in this month’s Roundup include a special forum in the Journal of Sport history entitled The Sports Documentary in/as Sport history covering contemporary sporting documentaries as well as sports […]

  • CfP: Shakespeare Quarterly, Special Issue on Media

    From the printing of play quartos to the development of Shakespeare apps, the history of Shakespeare and the history of media have been intimately entwined in a feedback loop of considerable cultural and technological influence. This special issue of the Shakespeare Quarterly journal will investigate the myriad linkages between Shakespeare and the history of media […]

  • Shakespeare Globe Player launched

    Shakespeare’s Globe today launched Globe Player, a new online platform offering full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe to rent or buy. Shakespeare’s Globe is the first theatre in the world to offer this kind of on-demand platform for digital content. Every foreign-language production from the 2012 ‘Globe to Globe’ festival […]

  • Symposium on Shakespeare and Education in the Digital Age

    This free to attend symposium on 25 June 2014 is organised by students of the University of York and the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. The event will be held from 10am to 5pm at the University of Birmingham’s main campus in Edgbaston, bringing together both new and expert researchers at an emerging hub of […]

  • CFP: Screen Plays Conference 2015

    Theatre and Television: Adaptation, Production, Performance A call for papers for a one-day conference at the University of Westminster, Friday 20 February 2015 Proposals should be submitted by Monday 30 June 2014. Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers (or three-paper panels) addressing issues and topics related to theatre plays on British television from 1930 to […]

  • Shakespeare and Bollywood conference

    Shakespeare and Bollywood 27 June 2014 Senate House, Malet Street, London To mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Royal Holloway and the Shakespeare Institute will host a one-day graduate conference on Shakespeare in Bollywood on 27 June 2014 with the renowned critic Dr.Poonam Trivedi of Delhi University as keynote speaker. With speakers from India, […]

  • An Age of Kings released on DVD

    An Age of Kings is the BBC’s compelling 15-part series from 1960 of William Shakespeare’s great national pageant of eight History plays. Watched by over three million viewers, it remains the most ambitious single Shakespeare project ever filmed for television. Hailed by the Guardian as ‘ambitious … exciting … a striking example of the creative […]

  • Multicultural Shakespeare in Britain

    Multicultural Shakespeare: 1930-2010 is a three- year, AHRC-funded research project based at the University of Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Collaborating with theatres around the country, it will build a database of British black and Asian Shakespearean performances (BBA Shakespeare) as well as an oral history archive of interviews with actors, directors and […]