13 of March 2021
The 11th World Shakespeare Congress will be held online from the National University of Singapore on July 18–24, 2021. The Congress theme of circuits draws attention to the passage of Shakespeare’s work between places and periods, agencies and institutions, positionalities and networks of production, languages and mediums. The theme is particularly suited to the online medium of the Congress, that gathers together such passages of Shakespeare’s work not by the movements of persons between places, but by creatively connecting and expanding our circuits in multimedia and live conversations.
Database "Russian Shakespeare"
Moscow University for the Humanities


  1. Shakespeare's poetry wheevor wrote it was written at the end of the Late medieval period, when Renaissance ideas of worldly life, individual liberty and a marketplace of responsibilities and choices were not wholly accepted. bright as the Poet who wrote the Shakespearean portions of the work had to be, he wa more Late medieval than renaissance in his thinking.His favorite themes are the injustice that people get for loyal service, the pain of unhappy love, the disappointment of not getting what one has deserved, the brevity of time, the beauty that cannot last long, the importance of god friends, honesty and caution, and he danger of an imbalance or one-sidedness to character and purposes.He is a closet Medieval protestant religionist who talks about luck, divine justice and missed opportunities in the same breath. His favorite poetic device is the pathetic fallacy ; here he personifies as living actors inanimate things and emotions revenge, stones, storms, the sun, drugs, etc.nd he characteristically uses three-step development scheme in a poem or speech:1. Deny the usual idea about something.2. Replace it with a clearer or better idea.3. Then develop the consequences of that change.He uses this over and over.The sonnets occupy by far the largest part of the Poet's works. They're the chief source, along with Venus and Adonis, a reworked early satire of Queen Elizabeth's amorous advances to young courtiers, The Rape of Lucrece a practice poem for writing Titus Andronicus and other ancient history plays, and the shorter poems.The sonnets, some rewritten from other men's work but the vast majority by the Poet or rewritten by him, is far the most important source.
  2. Hi.
    Have you some materials about David Garrick's performances in Russia?


  1. I recall snieeg the RSC videos at the BFI somes years ago, and they are still very impressive. However, this series sat between two other major productions.The BBC's AGE OF KINGS, which gave me my first taste of the Henries, with a terrific cast including Paul Daneman as Gloucester/Richard III.And later, there was the magnificent English Shakespeare Company Henries and Wars of the Roses to complete the cycle. This was also recorded and I was delighted to present the series for the Friends of Shakspeare's Globe, ending with a Q&A with Michael Bogdanov.