World Shakespeare Congress 2016 – Audio Recordings

Welcome Reception – Stratford-upon-Avon A welcome from Gregory Doran (Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company) followed by welcome speeches from the World Shakespeare Congress Local Organising Committee.   Adrian Lester in Conversation with Professor Ayanna Thompson This session brings together internationally renowned actor Adrian Lester and Professor Ayanna Thompson of the George Washington University, to discuss […]

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World Shakespeare Congress 2016 – Event Photographs

Sunday 31 July All photos from this day can be viewed and purchased here – www.davidtett.com/shakespearecongressday1 Monday 1 August All photos from this day can be viewed and purchased here – www.davidtett.com/shakespearecongressday2 Tuesday 2 August All photos from this day can be viewed and purchased here – www.davidtett.com/p839150413 Wednesday 3 August All photos from this day can be […]

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Dining opportunities

Pre-Theatre Suppers All delegates of the World Shakespeare Congress can book a pre-theatre supper and dine in convivial surroundings in the delightful cafe at Hall’s Croft. Choose from two courses at £14.95 or three courses at £19.50 (exclusive of drinks). For any specific dietary requirements please call the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on 01789 201 829. […]

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Accommodation opportunity – London

King’s College London have kindly agreed to offer special access for Congress delegates to its reasonably priced accommodation at Moonraker Point Halls of Residence. Rooms are available from Wednesday 3 August to Monday 8 August at just £52.50 inc. VAT (room only).   To book rooms at the agreed rate, you can now do so […]

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Sign up now for a Workshop!

We are offering some fascinating Workshops as part of the World Shakespeare Congress 2016 programme!   Do you fancy re-creating Shakespeare’s Dances or having a go at Original Pronunciation?   Or perhaps you’d rather gain an insight into the Rehearsal Room Process as at the RSC, as explored by an RSC director and RSC actors?   Please […]

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Last Chance To Book Your Seminar Place

Seminar registration closes on 1st March Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting opportunity to engage with the current state of play in Shakespearean criticism, pedagogy, theatre history and performance studies, and to connect with Shakespeareans from across the globe.   There is something for everyone with over forty seminars to choose from.  Topics […]

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – special access for WSC 2016 delegates

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections Delegates of the World Shakespeare Congress are welcome to visit the Reading Room at the Shakespeare Centre during their stay. Special access for delegates: Saturday 30th July 9.30-4.30 Monday 1st August 11 – 4.30 Tuesday 2nd August 11 – 4.30 Regular opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 10-4.30 The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust […]

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Programme announcement

The International Shakespeare Association, and World Shakespeare Congress hosts – King’s College London, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham – are pleased to announce the following additions to the Congress programme:   – Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson in conversation with Adrian Poole (University […]

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Lady Macbeth

Programme Announcement – Seminars

Please find below a list of seminars currently confirmed for the World Shakespeare Congress 2016 programme. Please note that World Shakespeare Congress 2016 delegates may attend one seminar, for which they must register in advance. Involvement in a seminar or workshop will mean working as part of a group in the run-up to the Congress. […]

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Falstaff and Hal

Programme Announcement – Panels and Roundtables

Please find below a list of panel and roundtable sessions currently confirmed for the World Shakespeare Congress 2016 programme: Panels “‘The actors are come hither’: Shakespearean Productions by Travelling Companies in the British Empire and Asia” Michael  Dobson (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom), Nurul Farhana Low bt Abdullah (Universiti Sains, Malaysia), Michiko Suematso (Gunma University, […]

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A hundred thousand welcomes

Welcome to the WSC 2016 newsfeed

Welcome to the website for the 2016 World Shakespeare Congress. Here you will be able to find regular updates regarding the Congress. Should you have any queries about the conference please email the Congress Committee using the contact form.

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