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Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.  Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst  The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre …

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I am very over-excited to have my first Literary Review byline this month, reviewing two brilliant books: Emma Smith’s This Is Shakespeare (calmly revolutionary take on 20 of the plays) and Andrew McConnell Stott’s What Blest Genius? The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare (Blackadder Goes Stratford; blissful). You can read my review here, or – even …

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My new book – Shakespeare’s Props: Memory and Cognition – is out now in Routledge’s Studies in Shakespeare series! You can buy Shakespeare’s Props here (via Routledge), and in all the usual places (at the time of writing, Blackwell’s seems to have the best price). I hope you’ll see a lot of this book on this …

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Are you a propmaker or do you run/work for a theatre or company with its own prop shop? Do you collect theatre, film, or television props? Actors: which props have you kept/bought/’forgotten to return’?

Appropriately for a play that begins with a shipwreck, Simon Godwin’s Twelfth Night at the National Theatre left me with a lingering sinking feeling.

I’m delighted to say that as well as being published in the UK and the USA by Oxford University Press, my monograph Shakespeare’s Women and the Fin de Siècle is now also available to subscribers via Oxford Scholarship Online. The book came out in the UK on 1st December (what, I’m excellent at timely self-promotion) and even …

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