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.

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  • On Shakespeare's Sonnets: A Poets' Celebration

    First published in 1609, Shakespeare’s sonnets are among the most accomplished and absorbing poems in the English language. They are also some of the most beloved with continued readings, recitations, and reprints fortifying Shakespeare’s claim in Sonnet 60: “My verse shall stand”. Read more...

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  • Shakespeare: Print and Performance

    In September this year, we will be further developing our pedagogical collaboration with two important cultural organisations by launching a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which we have built in partnership with the British Library and the Globe, and which draws on the structure of our two MA programmes. Read more...

  • Beaumont400

    In 1616, a leading dramatist and poet died and was roundly mourned by all of his contemporaries. I have in mind here not Shakespeare, but Francis Beaumont, who died on 6 March 1616 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. 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...