Archive for August, 2011


Great Lives: William Shakespeare on Radio 4

August 31, 2011

BBC Radio 4:

No less a figure than the national bard, William Shakespeare, is nominated for great life status by poetry curator and TV producer, Daisy Goodwin. Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of the Globe Theatre joins Matthew Parris to put flesh on the life that is remarkably light on known and verifiable facts. How and why did this son of an illiterate glovemaker from Stratford on Avon come to bestride the international stage, adopted not only as England’s national poet, but even displacing Goethe and Schiller in Germany? Dromgoole argues that more than a sense of the man is conveyed in his 37 plays.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Find out more and listen to the 30 min radio show here.


Shakespeare Dig Stratford: BBC One

August 23, 2011

National Treasures Live

BBC One: Wednesday 19:30, 24th August 2011

Live from Stratford Upon Avon, Dan Snow and Sian Williams continue their series celebrating the best in British history. In this programme, they investigate claims that William Shakespeare may not have been the author of the classic plays, and join an excavation at the house where he died.


Find out more here


Teaching Associate in Shakespeare – Nottingham

August 12, 2011

Teaching Associate in Shakespeare & Early Modern Drama

University of Nottingham – School of English Studies

Applications are invited for the above post in the School of English Studies.

Candidates should have a PhD (or be very near to completion) in Shakespeare and/or Early Modern Drama and be able to teach on core modules on drama and performance and early modern literature and drama.  Candidates should also be willing to contribute to the delivery of the School’s Distance Learning MA and continuing and professional development programmes where appropriate.  Teaching experience in higher education will be an advantage.

Salary will be within the range £27,428 – £35,788 per annum, depending on skills and experience, salary progression beyond this scale is

subject to performance. This post is available from 1 September 2011 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 August 2012.

Closing date: 17 August 2011. 

Find out more here


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