Day 1: From islands to carparks

At the end of the first day of BritGrad 2014, we’ve learnt many things. Among them: that people in the Renaissance didn’t really understand how dogs’ legs worked; that some theatre critics in the 1980s were remarkably racist; and how best to insult a man called Jake in the 17th century. Professor David Crystal kicked things … Continue reading

Plenary #8: My Kingdom for a BritGrad ticket!

Delegates to BritGrad 2014 are welcome to make use of the Institute’s parking facilities, but since the discovery two years ago of the body of King Richard III under a Leicester car-park, I’m personally hesitant about leaving my car anywhere in case a controversial historical personage reimagined by Shakespeare is waiting underneath my wheels. Are … Continue reading

Deadline extended to May 11!

The SI

Dear friends (old, new, and soon-to-be), As a little bank holiday treat, we’re extending registration to Friday 11 May, so anyone who missed the first deadline can send in their abstracts and forms without paying late fees. Richard III tickets are going fast, so even though auditors have until May 25, it’s a good idea … Continue reading

Jonjo O’Neill to play Richard III

Morte d'Arthur

Jonjo O’Neill returns to the RSC after completing a three year residency in the RSC’s long ensemble (2008-11).   You can read more about his career on his official site.     [Photo:  Jonjo as Launcelot in the RSC's Morte d'Arthur. Photo credit:  Lucy Barriball,

Richard III at the RSC

WSF2012 Logo

BritGrad is pleased to announce this year’s play offering is Shakespeare’s Richard III. Roxana Silbert (Birmingham Rep (designate) Artistic Director, RSC Associate Director) directs, Ti Green designs. Specific casting not yet announced, but we do know that the actors will also perform in A Soldier in Every Son – An Aztec Trilogy, a Compañía Nacional … Continue reading

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