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“Shakespeare loves women of colour…” We find out what Dr Farah Karim-Cooper of Shakespeare’s Globe has been working on – and learn about Shakespeare’s “alternative discourse of beauty”

Photos by Bronwen Sharp Which play or area of Shakespeare are you working on right now - and what are you getting from it? “I'm editing a book called Titus Andronicus: The State of Play, published by Arden - it's a collection of essays examining … [Read More...]


NEW: The Shakespeare Magazine JOBS PAGE is a regularly-updated list of job vacancies (including academic roles) connected to Shakespeare and related fields

Please mention Shakespeare Magazine when applying for jobs. Jobs below posted 20 June 2017 LOCATION: London, UK JOB: Shakespeare’s Globe seeks a Building Operations Manager CLOSING DATE: 5 July 2017 Go here for more information and to apply for this job. LOCATION: London, UK JOB: Shakespeare’s Globe seeks an Assistant Front of House Volunteer Manager […]

Jessica Marie Garcia

A powerful short film from Fractured Shakespeare, Was it Rape Then? makes unsettling use of Shakespeare’s words. Co-creator Charissa J Adams takes us behind the text

Was it Rape Then? from Lady Brain by Casey Gates on Vimeo. How did the idea arise for using Shakespeare in this film? “The idea originated with Shakespeare. For as long as I can remember, I have loved Shakespeare. Not just the plays and stories, but the words and metaphors he uses to express the […]

Paul Edmondson

We met with scholar, author and poet Paul Edmondson for a delightful catch-up chat in Stratford-upon-Avon during the recent celebrations for Shakespeare’s birthday

 Which play or area of Shakespeare are you working on right now? And what are you getting from it? “This week I’ve spent a lot of time in New Place garden with the sculptor Greg Wyatt who’s produced those lovely sculptures inspired by Shakespeare’s plays which are installed there. I’ve spent a lot of time […]


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Sorry it’s taken us so long, Dear Readers, but the Official Shakespeare Magazine T-shirts are finally here! The very first batch of T-shirts are available in a shade that can only be described as ‘Hamlet Black’. They are in the ever-versatile Unisex style, and are available in UK sizes Small, Medium, Large, X Large and […]

Shakespeare Tragedies Kyiv

We were intrigued to learn that Zaporizhzhia, the sixth-largest city in Ukraine, is home to the exciting academic and cultural venture that is the Ukrainian Shakespeare Centre

Assistant Professor Darya Lazarenko writes: When this idea first came up, everybody laughed at us – what would Shakespeare have to do with a totally unknown-to-the-world industrial city in the south of Ukraine? We agreed, and jokingly spoke about establishing a Shakespeare Museum. Why not, after all? To paraphrase the words of Ben Jonson, “he […]

Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III

Back in 2014, an illuminating interview with Hollow Crown Fans kicked off the very first issue of Shakespeare Magazine. This month, we caught up with Rose from HCF for a timely update on her Shakespearean activities

  Your very own #ShakespeareSunday hashtag began in 2012, and is still reaching new Twitter heights. Rose: “There have been great themes and theme pickers over the years, and it continues to show just how popular and global the Bard’s works are. The Bard’s birthday celebrations this year actually landed on a #ShakespeareSunday which was […]

Dr Erin Sullivan of The Shakespeare Institute

“I’d like to see Barack Obama play Brutus in Julius Caesar…” Shakespeare Magazine meets Dr Erin Sullivan of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon

  Which play or area of Shakespeare are you working on right now – and what are you getting from it? ERIN SULLIVAN: “Right now I’m working on Shakespeare and digital technology, so my focus is on how technology is influencing or shaping the performance of Shakespeare today. Some of that has to do with […]


A visually-beautiful new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, ‘Rahm’ transports the Bard’s tale from 17th Century Vienna to modern-day Lahore in Pakistan

Billed as “A Sufi Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure”, UK/Pakistan film Rahm (“mercy” or “compassion” in Urdu and Arabic) was premiered this week at the London Asian Film Festival. From 17 March it will be screened at selected Cineworld cinemas in London (Ilford, Feltham, Wembley, Wood Green) and Glasgow (Silverburn), before going on wider […]