King's Blog

The London Shakespeare Centre team at King's ran several projects under the Shakespeare400 banner throughout 2016. This blog is made up of contributions from the academic team, about their projects, as well as Early Modern and Shakespeare Studies students who have been involved in the activities.

  • Still Shakespeare Animation Project

    Post by Sally Barnden, PhD candidate in the Department of English Yesterday evening at the Curzon cinema in Soho, five short experimental animated films had their premiere screening as the culmination of the ‘Still Shakespeare’ project. Still Shakespeare is a collaboration between Film London Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), King’s College London, Th1ng and Sherbet which aimed to produce original films based on my research on Shakespearean iconography. Read more...

  • Performance Shakespeare 2016

    Performance Shakespeare 2016 is a digital platform that captures performances of Shakespeare worldwide from January 1 to December 31, 2016. It gathers information about the theatres, companies, productions, audiences, policies and people involved in presenting Shakespeare in the anniversary year. Read more...

  • Shakespeare400: A life’s work. A 400-year legacy. A year of celebrations.

    Post by Gordon McMullan, Professor of English and Academic Director of Shakespeare 400 The creation of Shakespeare400 began as far back as 2011 in the build-up to the ever-so-slightly-random attachment of Shakespeare to the London Olympics in the shape of the World Shakespeare Festival. The exact occasion was the signing of a memorandum of understanding between King’s College London and the National Theatre so that NT Live showings could take place at King’s’ Strand campus. Read more...