Tag Archives: Library

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 94, an Empire in a book

Today’s post is by Alexandra Hewitt, who is studying for the MA in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern Studies at the University of Birmingham. “They say he is already in ...

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

A valentine from Collections: Poems: written by Wil. Shake-speare. Gent. London, 1640. This edition includes all but 8 of Shakespeare’s sonnets along with other poetry that was attributed to him ...

A Shakespearian Christmas with Traditional Minced Meat Pies!

This blog was baked and frosted by Nic Fulcher, Interpretation Projects Manager and inspired by Hilary Spurling’s edition of Lady Elinor Fettiplace’s Receipt Book in the collection of the Shakespeare ...

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 91, a book of beasts

This blog about Edward Topsell’s The History of Foure-Footed Beasts is from Victoria Jackson, Doctoral Candidate in the History Department, University of Birmingham. When the ghost of Banquo appears in ...

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 33

This week’s tale is a rather lonely cry from a Reading Room Services Assistant who trudged through the snow and opened the Reading Room as usual all on her own… ...

House of Books

I dream about books. I suppose it’s one of the side effects of working as a librarian, just like the ability to carry large quantities of books while also walking ...

Shakespeare meets art for art’s sake

“In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little ...

Hats and Stacks: confessions of a library volunteer

This post was written by our Collections Volunteer Karen Wyld. “I’m not new to volunteering. I spent nearly twenty years as a volunteer for British Cycling, working at regional and ...

Smuggling Shakespeare

Books can have a hidden history that is hinted at in bookplates and marginalia or in the attempt to erase the traces of previous owners.  A couple of weeks ago ...

Searching for Nina

Karen Wyld is a volunteer in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust collections and has been helping our librarian with a range of tasks, including shelving, creating new book displays in the ...

A freely available online exhibition exploring keys aspects of the music in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as music inspired by Shakespeare.