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    Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

  1. 25 March 2021 - Humanities

    Shakespeare and lost plays

    A new book by a University of Melbourne researcher explores the hundreds of lost plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences and their value to modern drama

  2. 14 August 2019 - Humanities

    Friends, Romans, Fake News

    In a world of 'alternative facts' and spin, Shakespeare helps teach us how to grasp complexity and expose manipulation, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 27 December 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    The power of the pun

    Love them or hate them, puns are here to stay. University of Melbourne experts explore what is it about the pun that makes them so persistent.

  4. 17 September 2017 - Humanities

    Why Shakespeare would approve of the Pop-Up Globe

    As Melbourne hosts a world-first replica pop-up of Shakespeare's second Globe theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains why the Bard would approve.

  5. 2 September 2016 - Humanities

    To be or not to be ... original

    There are thousands of words, meanings and quotes attributed to William Shakespeare, but the Bard didn’t necessarily invent them all.

  6. 20 June 2016 - Humanities

    Bardcore: Why Shakespeare went X-rated

    Titus Andronicus was the American Psycho of its day, a bloody, nightmarish vision of a play – but it also showed Shakespeare's versatility as a playwright.

  7. 20 April 2016 - Humanities

    Shakespeare: Wherefore art thou meaning?

    Eight famous Shakespeare quotes (and one play) that you’ve been getting wrong or misunderstanding all your life, without even knowing it.

  8. 14 March 2016 - Humanities

    Why Shakespeare still matters

    Shakespeare's enduring popularity proves that even four centuries after his death, he can teach us much about tackling humanity’s great questions.