A seminal event for both the University of London and the city itself, Senate House Library Archivist, Richard Temple dusts off the blueprints to explore the building of Senate House, and the early years of this remarkable piece of architecture.
Continuing our series of Shakespeare-themed Features of the Month, Dr Karen Attar takes a look at a book published in the same year as the Third Folio - 1664.
Research Librarian, Jordan Landes discusses Shakespeare's relationship with the Atlantic world, and the ways in which European colonial activity helped to shape his plays.
Continuing our series of Shakespeare-themed Features of the Month, Dr Karen Attar takes a look inside Thomas Killigrew's edition of Comedies and Tragedies (1664).
To Bee Theatre Company are group of students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama who are working with Senate House Library for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In this guest blog they tell us more about their story and the workshops they will be running as part of the Shakespeare: Metamorphosis season.
In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. This is the final book featured for 1632, John Smith's The Generall Historie of Virginia.