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01Shakespeare 400: Shakespeare and the Suffragettes20160425
01Shakespeare 400: Shakespeare and the Suffragettes20160425

How Shakespeare's heroines helped transform Victorian schoolgirls into Edwardian activists

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02Shakespeare 400: Undiscovered Countries - Shakespeare and the Nation20160426
02Shakespeare 400: Undiscovered Countries - Shakespeare and the Nation20160426

James Loxley explores what Shakespeare's plays say about questions of national identity.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Shakespeare 400: Wolf All? - Shakespeare and Food in Renaissance England20160427
03Shakespeare 400: Wolf All? - Shakespeare and Food in Renaissance England20160427

Joan Fitzpatrick explains her new research on what people ate in Shakepeare's England.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Shakespeare 400: Freedom of Speech or 'Nothing' - King Lear and Contemporary India20160428
04Shakespeare 400: Freedom of Speech or 'Nothing' - King Lear and Contemporary India20160428

Preti Taneja considers Shakespeare's King Lear as a lens through which to view India today

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05Shakespeare 400: Shakespeare Beyond London20160429
05Shakespeare 400: Shakespeare Beyond London20160429

Siobhan Keenan on the importance of touring to Shakespeare and the actors in his plays.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.