The Shakespeare Programme
The Shakespeare Programme was set up to explore the significance of connections between Lancashire as a centre of early modern religious dissent, the importance of touring theatre and household performance and, under its previous director, possible links with Shakespeare's 'lost years' (see ‘Lancastrian Shakespeare’). Its new research activities include work on manuscripts and early printed books and illustrated early editions of Shakespeare in the Hesketh and Cartmel Collections held in the University Library, and a project on Shakespearean Surfaces. The Programme coordinates a Research M.A. in Literature Drama and Society, Shakespeare to Behn, and postgraduates pursuing MPhil and PhD degree research in early modern studies, as well enhanced opportunities for study for undergraduates, including workshops, theatre visits and a reading group.
Alison Findlay, Women in Shakespeare: A Dictionary (Continuum, March 2010)
Women in Shakespeare: A Dictionary is a comprehensive reference guide to Shakespeare and women. It is an A-Z of over 350 entries that explores the role of women within Shakespearean drama, how women were represented on the Shakespearean stage, and the role of women in Shakespeare's personal and professional lives. "The Continuum Shakespeare Dictionary" series provides authoritative guides to major subject-areas covered by the poetry and plays. It offers a comprehensive guide to the topic under discussion, especially its contemporary meanings, and to its occurrence and significance in Shakespeare's works. "This encyclopaedic and critically sophisticated survey of women and womanhood in Shakespeare offers a uniquely invaluable resource for students and scholars alike." - Professor Stanley Wells, CBE, Chairman, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
The Shakespeare Reading Group