Tag Archives: Professor Grace Ioppolo

Why I’m happy to be called a ‘Fellow’

Professor Grace Ioppolo writes: A few years ago, I was notified that I’d been elected an ‘Ordinary Fellow’ of the Society of Antiquaries of London (https://www.sal.org.uk/). Although my husband Peter Beal had been a ‘Fellow’ there for some time, I … Continue reading

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Celebrating 400 years of William Shakespeare and Philip Henslowe (who’s he?)

Professor Grace Ioppolo writes: Those of you who were in one of my Shakespeare modules this year or follow me on Twitter @ProfShakespeare know that I never stopped talking about the amazing celebrations in 2016 that mark the 400th anniversary … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DEBATE

 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DEBATE:  HAS ‘EQUALITY FOR WOMEN’ BEEN ACHIEVED? WHAT DOES ‘PROGRESS’ MEAN? WHO’S DECIDING?  International Women’s Day Event (9th March, 2015)   Members of the English Department led an evening of talks and debate to celebrate International Women’s … Continue reading

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Why I still love Sir Tom Stoppard, even when he complains about his audiences

Grace Ioppolo writes: On February 8th, I was contacted by The Times’ arts reporter Jack Malvern and asked to comment on this story in the Telegraph that quoted Sir Tom Stoppard as saying that modern audiences weren’t as smart as … Continue reading

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Please support our graduate

Grace Ioppolo writes: Please consider helping University of Reading English graduate Nina Constable win an award from Water Aid for her short film ‘Watchmen of our Waters’. After completing her degree in FTT and English Literature a few years ago, … Continue reading

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David Oakes is to visit us tomorrow…all welcome!

David Oakes, star of the tv series Ripper Street, The Borgias, and The White Queen, the plays Shakespeare in Love and Pride and Prejudice and numerous films, will be speaking about his career from 5-6pm on Wed. Feb 11 in … Continue reading

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Happy 450th Birthday to William Shakespeare!

Professor Grace Ioppolo writes: Since 2011, I have been one of the two academic representatives to the User Advisory Group at The National Archives, Kew (known as TNA), which is the official archive, or library, of the UK government. As … Continue reading

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How to be a Heroine

Best-selling author Samantha Ellis will be talking about and signing her new book How to Be a Heroine on Wednesday, March 12th, 5-6 pm in HUMSS G27, Whiteknights Campus. Her book will be available for purchase (cash only) at a discount at … Continue reading

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Professor Grace Ioppolo on R.A. Foakes

 Grace writes: I was incredibly privileged to have been a PhD student of the great Shakespeare and Coleridge scholar R. A. Foakes at the University of California, Los Angeles, and to have been a friend and colleague of his for many … Continue reading

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Come and celebrate the success of two of our graduates!

The School Research Group on Theatre History and Performance Studies is delighted to invite you to a talk by 2009 English literature gradutes Michael Clarkson and Gemma Hurley. Their new play ‘Death Ship 666’ is a parody of ‘Titanic’ and … Continue reading

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