Cardiff’s Troutmark Books is now online

April 15, 2014

Excited to find Cardiff’s most exciting bookshop online at


For an eclectic mix of second hand books, first editions, comics, annuals, magazines and all manner of other reading materials, then visit Troutmark Books.

The capital city’s Number One second hand bookshop can be found at 39-43 Castle Arcade, Cardiff. Our colourful variety of books are displayed over three floors, alphabetically or by category, making it easy for you to browse through and find something unusual.




MEMORI Paper Today

April 3, 2014


Dr Ruth Ahnert, of Queen Mary, London, will be delivering a paper on Research Network Theory and Early Modern letter collections – specifically what network analysis can inform us about the underground community of Protestants living in England during the reign of Mary I.

‘Network Theory and Early Modern Archive’

April 3rd, Thursday, 5.15pm in room 2.48


Find out more here



‘Sleep and Romance from Chaucer to Shakespeare’

April 1, 2014

Centre for the Study of Medieval Society & Culture
Tuesday 1st April

‘Sleep and Romance from Chaucer to Shakespeare’
Dr Megan Leitch, ENCAP (Cardiff University)
5.15pm, Room 5.24, John Percival Building


Find out more here.




Twelfth Night in Cardiff @ShermanCymru

March 30, 2014


Dates:        1 & 2 April

£15 – £22
Concessionsu: £2 off
Under 25s: Half price

Two worlds collide in Filter’s explosive new take on Shakespeare’s lyrical Twelfth Night. Olivia’s melancholic, puritanical household clashes head on with Sir Toby’s insatiable appetite for drunken debauchery.

Orsino’s relentless pursuit of Olivia and Malvolio’s extraordinary transformation typify the madness of love in Illyria: land of make-believe and illusion.

This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare.

(Do get in touch if you would like to post a review of this production)

Find out more here.


Read a review here.




Shakespeare Week: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Graduate Conference 2014

March 18, 2014

BI Florence

On Thursday 10 April the British Institute of Florence organizes the 6th edition of the Shakespeare Graduate Conference on the theme  Forms of Nationhood. The event is in collaboration with IASEMS – Italian Association of Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies – and with the University of Florence. Entrance is free and open to all. Seats are limited. Booking is recommended (by email  snovello@britishinstitute.it or by phone at +39 055 26778270). Please note that it is possible to reserve a place for the light lunch in the Library and that we request a contribution for the lunch.  Please specify when you contact us whether you wish to be added to the lunch reservation list.





Two EM Research Seminars This Week

March 11, 2014

Wednesday 12th March

Evening seminar in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory on 12 March 2014.  The speaker is Dr Mareile Pfannebecker (Manchester University) and the title of her talk will be ‘Angels, Beasts, Machines – Human Limits in 17th Century Drama’. The seminar will be held in room 2.47 of the John Percival Building at 5.15 p.m.

Thursday 13th March

Evening seminar for MEMORI on Thursday 13th March.

The speaker is Dr Margaret Kean (Oxford) and the title of her talk will be

‘Last Things and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure’

5.15pm, Room 2.48

MEMORI LOGOMedieval and Early Modern Research Initiative

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Richard Burton’s Hamlet Screening

March 6, 2014

Tuesday 18 March 7pm

Richard Burton makes his debut in the theatre that bears his name and for one night only! Marking the 50th anniversary of Burton’s acclaimed Hamlet on Broadway and 30 years since his untimely passing, the Royal Welsh College pays tribute to a Welsh Great by presenting the first screening in Wales of Sir John Gielgud’s classic 1964 theatrical production. Filmed during a Broadway performance for release in US cinemas, this is a Hamlet acted in rehearsal clothes, stripped of all extraneous trappings with Richard Burton at the very height of his acting powers.

Presented by kind permission of Sally Burton, Onward Production Ltd. and Paul Brownstein Productions

Introduced by Andrew Miller

Venue: Richard Burton Theatre

Tickets: £15 £12 concessions
Events booked online are subject to a £1.75 transaction charge

Running time: 3 and a half hours (plus interval)
Events booked online are subject to a £1.75 transaction charge



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