Last week we celebrated Shakespeare with a series of blog posts (which you can read here, here, here, here, and here. We were also one of the reading locations for the Shakespeare Everywhere event! They had undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators participate!
In fact enjoy this video of the Brodheads reading in Duke Gardens!
Shakespeare celebrations continue across the world, with a lot of things happening tomorrow. You can watch the live streaming event “The Wonder of Will: Sharing Shakespeare Stories” tomorrow from noon-1:30 ET. More locally the Shakespeare Marathon begins tomorrow at the North Carolina Museum of History.
Let me also highlight a few articles and think pieces that are being written. I really enjoyed this article that has reflections from 25 authors about Shakespeare’s influence on them. I thought this reflection on food in Shakespeare was really interesting. Also, this article looks at why we are still obsessively talking about the bard after all this time.
Finally as you can imagine this year has been a banner year for new books about Shakespeare. Here are a few in our collection (a couple of these aren’t out yet but are on order):
Shakespeare in our time : a Shakespeare Association of America collection edited by Dympna Callaghan and Suzanne Gossett
Worldly Shakespeare : the theatre of our good will by Richard Wilson
Selling Shakespeare : biography, bibliography, and the book trade by Adam G. Hooks
Teaching Shakespeare with purpose : a student-centred approach by Ayanna Thompson and Laura Turchi
Shakespeare, performance and the archive by Barbara Hodgdon
Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Text and Performance by Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens
Shakespeare’s prop room: an inventory by John Leland and Alan Baragona
Shakespeare’s insults : a pragmatic dictionary by Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin