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Elizabethan London: Royals and rogues

From taverns and playhouses to markets and slums, what was London really like in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I? Words by Neil Jones Elizabethan London A French visitor to England in 1578 waxed lyrical that “rumour...
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Shakespeare’s first folio

400 years after the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio, we look back on the Bard’s remarkable legacy Words by Neil Jones What is Shakespeare's First Folio? Four hundred years ago, in 1623, a book appeared under the...
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Explore Shakespeare’s Britain

To mark 400 years since his death, Chris Fautley explores Shakespeare’s Britain – the places mentioned in his plays – and separates fact from fiction.
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Shakespeare in the sun: Britain’s best outdoor theatres

Summer is here, so why not book tickets for one of our nation’s brilliant outdoor theatres and enjoy some culture al fresco? A peculiar British tradition, each year we wrap up warm and pack a...
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Shakespeare’s gardens: in pictures

There's more to Shakespeare's home county of Warwickshire than Stratford-upon-Avon. Here we take a tour of some of its most splendid gardens, from the grounds of Compton Verney to Anne Hathaway's cottage Compton Verney This stately...
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1616: Shakespeare and the year of his death

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is being marked around the world this April. We explore why there is no record of his death being marked in London in 1616.
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BRITAIN’s top 10… Shakespeare 400 events in 2016

We’ve picked out 10 of the biggest and best Shakespeare 400 events in the UK and around the world, from free online courses to amazing exhibitions, so you can celebrate the Bard wherever you are.
Shakespeare, son et Lumiere

Shakespeare lights up London

A spectacular light show, Shakespeare Son et Lumière, will celebrate the bard’s links with London.
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BRITAIN’s top 10… Shakespearean insults

Shakespeare is the cornerstone of high culture but he was also a master of the snarky put-down. Here are our top 10 Shakespearean insults.
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