Special Offer! Get 12 Issues of The Oldie for just £12 – And Help to Save Shakespeare Magazine!

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That’s right, we have a very special offer for you. Shakespeare Magazine readers can now get 12 issues of beloved British periodical The Oldie for just £12*. This is a saving of £45 on the cover price. And, even better, when you take out your subscription, The Oldie will give Shakespeare Magazine £15!

To order this subscription right now, you simply need to go HERE.

* For overseas subscribers (ie outside the UK), the offer is 12 issues of The Oldie for £24.

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[To clarify the offer. You will receive 12 issues for £12 (a saving of £45.00 on the shop price of £57.00). If you do not wish to continue receiving The Oldie after your 12 issues for £12, you can cancel your subscription and pay not a penny more. But if you want to continue to subscribe after your first 12 issues, you need do nothing and your subscription will automatically carry on at the low rate of £42.50 every 12 issues (saving 25%) until you decide otherwise. The 12 issues for £12 are yours to keep and Shakespeare Magazine will be given £15 by The Oldie, whatever you choose to do after receiving your first 12 issues.]

To get 12 issues of The Oldie for just £12* and help Shakespeare Magazine, just click HERE!

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ABOUT THE OLDIE MAGAZINE

The Oldie magazine was started 25 years ago by the great Richard Ingrams, the former Editor of Private Eye.

The Oldie has developed an extraordinary talent to amuse, with some of Britain’s greatest writers gracing its pages: Craig Brown, Gyles Brandreth and Virginia Ironside. You may well enjoy Lucinda Lambton’s regular Overlooked Britain feature.
“You won’t get retirement advice or tips on fighting old age,” says Editor Harry Mount. “Oldies aren’t grumpies, but we are liberated by age to say the unsayable. The Oldie has no political agenda. You will get buckets of laughs.”
*For readers outside the UK, the offer is 12 issues for £24.

An urgent message from the Editor: We need your help to survive! Please donate to Shakespeare Magazine to help keep us alive and moving forward into 2019.

From Shakespeare Magazine Editor Pat Reid:

Hello, and thank you for reading this. It’s the time of year when generous people are donating to their favourite causes, so I’m asking once again for your help to keep Shakespeare Magazine alive.

The simplest way to donate to Shakespeare Magazine is via PayPal.

The magazine is currently surviving on donations and patronage, so anything you can afford to give is greatly appreciated.

One exceptionally generous lady in the USA has been donating as much as $1,000 per month. This will end shortly, so if we can find another donor (or donors) to match that amount it would be hugely helpful in ensuring the magazine’s survival.

If you are considering making a large donation and wish to know more, please feel free to contact me directly. My email is: shakespearemag@outlook.com

Meanwhile, here’s a brief report on the magazine’s recent activity:

It’s been a productive few weeks. I’ve written a lot of articles, and given much-needed updates to both the website and the newsletter service. Our Facebook and Twitter continue to do well, while the most recent issue of the magazine (14) is now our fourth most popular ever, and still rising.

Right now I’m working on Issue 15. Thus far, the Art Editor has sent over a total of 32 pages, so we should be ready to publish next week. We’re also giving the magazine a slight redesign, to keep the visuals fresh and try out some new styles.

From a purely selfish point of view, it would be wonderful not to have to worry about money and instead just concentrate on publishing the magazine, and making it as good as possible. Hope you can help!

I’ll leave you with some lines from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 38:

“If my slight Muse do please these curious days,
The pain be mine, but thine shall be the praise.”

Very best wishes,

Pat Reid – Founder & Editor, Shakespeare Magazine

“Shakespeare Magazine is in trouble – big trouble. Can you help?” An urgent appeal to all our readers around the world from Pat Reid, Founder and Editor of Shakespeare Magazine

Dear Readers,

The headline really says it all. Shakespeare Magazine is in trouble.

This month, I ran out of money and exceeded my overdraft limit at the bank. As a result, Shakespeare Magazine‘s future is in danger.

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I’ve taken on part-time work for a media company (here in Bristol, England) and I’ve also been editing Shakespeare articles for a client in the USA. But my payments haven’t come through yet, and in the meantime I’m behind with my rent and bills.

This includes my monthly payments to Issuu and Yumpu, the companies that provide online platforms for Shakespeare Magazine.

I’m also unable to send out the latest batch of Shakespeare Magazine T-shirts and gift packs, because I don’t have the money for postage.

And now there’s a disturbing possibility: I may get so far into debt that Shakespeare Magazine will effectively cease to exist.

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I need to stress that most of the amounts I’m talking about are extremely small, but I need to urgently request your help in raising the money.

And so I’m asking you to please send me what you can afford: whether ten pounds (or dollars, euros etc), or a hundred or a thousand – or even more.

The bigger the donation, the greater the chance of saving Shakespeare Magazine.

I now have a paypal.me link for instant donations. It accepts payments in most major currencies

And please email me via shakespearemag@outlook.com if you would like to donate by an alternative method.

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With your help, I am confident I can get back on track to publish two issues of Shakespeare Magazine before the new year: one at the end of October, and one just before Christmas.

Naturally, I will be very happy to answer any questions or propositions you may have.

Thank you so much for any and all support you can give to Shakespeare Magazine.

Yours sincerely,

Pat Reid, Founder and Editor – Shakespeare Magazine

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As always, go here to get all 12 issues of Shakespeare Magazine free via Issuu.

Or go here to get all 12 issues free via Yumpu. (Some readers prefer this platform)

Want to wear your heart on your sleeve and the Bard on your Chest? Get a fabulous exclusive Shakespeare T-shirt when you donate to Shakespeare Magazine!

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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 XX Large.

SIZE GUIDE

S – 34 inches / 86 cm

M – 38 inches / 96 cm

L – 42 inches / 106 cm

XL – 46 inches / 117 cm

XXL – 50 inches / 127 cm

If you’d like to get one, simply scroll down and make a donation to Shakespeare Magazine via PayPal for the amount stated below, and we’ll send you a T-shirt (postage & packing included).

Don’t forget to let us know your preferred size (Either message us via PayPal or via Email: shakespearemag@outlook.com). If you are donating from outside the UK and are not sure of the equivalent size in your region, please message us and we’ll make sure you get the right one.

Also, we’d love it if you could send us a picture of you wearing your Shakespeare Magazine T-shirt!

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Here are the Donation Buttons




Donating from the UK – £20




Donating from the USA – $32.50




Donating from the Eurozone – €30




Donating from Canada – $45




Donating from Australia – $45




Donating from Japan – ¥ 3,750

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What if I’ve already made a donation of this size?

Then you are entitled to a T-shirt, with our thanks! But we ask that you please bear with us while we process new donations first.

T-shirts should take 14-28 days to arrive. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Want to find out more about how your donation will help Shakespeare Magazine? Please go here.

Thoughts or Queries? Email Shakespeare Magazine: shakespearemag@outlook.com

Thank you once again for your support – we hope you love your Shakespeare Magazine T-shirt as much as we do!

Can you help us today? An urgent new appeal from the Editor for donations to keep Shakespeare Magazine alive and free

Shakespeare Magazine’s Founder & Editor Pat Reid

“Shakespeare Magazine is made on a micro-budget from a bedroom in Bristol, England (which is where I’m typing this message right now). I generate some revenue from advertising, but not enough to cover the costs. So for the past year I’ve asked our readers for contributions to help me continue. Many have stepped up to help, and I thank them all.”

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“The first issue of Shakespeare Magazine was put together in just 19 days – I’m convinced this was the fastest launch in media history. Issue 2 followed six weeks later, with the third instalment arriving just a month after that. At the moment, the gaps between the issues are getting wider – not because I’m short of material, but because I’m short of money.

Apart for producing six issues of the magazine each year (we only published two in 2016, although it was our most successful year ever), there are other simple, obvious things I’d like to do to make Shakespeare Magazine better.

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These include finding an office, upgrading my primitive equipment, revamping Shakespeare Magazine’s website, recording weekly podcasts, launching a video channel, and making and selling merchandise including the long-awaited Shakespeare Magazine T-shirts. But these are simply beyond my reach while I’m scrabbling for pennies on a day-to-day basis.

I don’t need a lot of money to make Shakespeare Magazine – it’s probably the most frugal publication in the world. But the bigger the donation, the more I’ll be able to do. To give you an  example, £10,000 (or the same amount in dollars or Euros) would enable me to produce three issues of the magazine within a space of six months.

And so today I’m actively seeking big donations: £1,000 or £500 or £100. If you can’t afford that, please give what you can – believe me when I say I am grateful for any donation, however small.

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If you want to know more about how your money will be spent, or if you wish to support Shakespeare Magazine in other ways, such as advertising, sponsorship or loaning resources, please contact me by email at ShakespeareMag@outlook.com where I will be happy to answer your questions.

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A personal appeal from Shakespeare Magazine’s Founder & Editor Pat Reid:

“For more than two years now, Shakespeare Magazine has been produced on a micro-budget from a bedroom in Bristol, England. Although we generate some revenue from advertising, it’s not enough to keep going indefinitely. And so I’m asking you, our readers, to make a small contribution – whatever you can afford – to help us continue.

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“Times are tough, there are so many financial demands on us all, and I know this is a lot to ask. And yet, if each Shakespeare Magazine reader donated the equivalent of just £5 (GBP), that would be enough to keep the magazine moving forward for two whole years.

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“The mission of Shakespeare Magazine is to help people everywhere enjoy Shakespeare. If you donate to Shakespeare Magazine you’ll be investing in that mission. And you’ll be able to see the results of your investment in every issue of the magazine, in every weekly newsletter, in every article on the website, and in every single Tweet and Facebook post.

“Shakespeare is England’s greatest gift to the world, and I think it should be a free gift. With your help, we’ll be able to keep Shakespeare Magazine completely free – for everyone, and forever.”

Go here to read every issue of Shakespeare Magazine completely free.

If you have any questions or would like more information (or if you wish to donate from a country not included here), please contact Pat at this email address: ShakespeareMag@outlook.com

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