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Shakespeare Saturday is almost here!

This Saturday, 23rd April 2016, is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Books Are My Bag are running a lovely campaign to celebrate the Bard, featuring their latest excellent tote bag (mine has elicited many odd looks). Check here for your nearest participating bookshop – there’s a map, and a search feature specifically for Shakespeare Saturday events.

I’ve put up a bunch of posters and banners around the school library where I work – with any luck, the banners between the shelves will make it easier for the countless pupils who ask where the Shakespeare books are…

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Shakespeare Saturday

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Books Are My Bag contacted me and asked whether I would like one of the tote bags for their newest campaign, with a picture attached. I was, as always, DELIGHTED. Continue reading “Shakespeare Saturday”

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King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings – Barbican

Last week, Lauren emailed me and asked whether I wanted to “see a whole load of Shakespeare” – four plays, on three consecutive days, for £20. Of course, I said yes please, and looked it up.

The RSC is concluding its residency at the Barbican with King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The cycle we saw began with Richard II on Tuesday 12th January, followed by Henry IV Part I on the 13th, Henry IV Part II as a matinee performance on the 14th and ended with Henry V that evening. Continue reading “King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings – Barbican”