Dame Janet Suzman is our new patron

We're delighed to announce that our new patron is Dame Janet Suzman, one of the greatest Shakespeareans of our time.

Digital Shakespeare Workshops

Work with us to inspire your students by fusing classical text with the latest technology at QUAD, the cutting-edge arts centre at the heart of Derby.

Let Me Not Be Mad

Watch the digital collages created by Darius Powell as part of our research and development project into King Lear and dementia.

Upcoming

Check out the details of our upcoming programme of performances and workshops, all with Shakespeare at their heart.

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Troilus and Cressida

Follow Uncle Pandarus’s blog as he tells you the tragic tale of his niece Cressida and her lover Troilus : www.unclepandarus.com

  • Dame Janet Suzman is our new patron

  • Digital Shakespeare Workshops

  • Let Me Not Be Mad

  • Upcoming

  • Support 1623

  • Troilus and Cressida

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News from 1623

Actor Joe Doherty, seen recently in Weekend (Synchronicity Films) and Skins (Channel 4), shares his thoughts on our Macbeth workshop earlier this month for artists to develop acting skills.

Joe's first Shakespeare workshop

We've just uploaded 22 audio clips from Shakespeare Night last month, when our new patron Dame Janet Suzman talked about her illustrious career as Shakespearean actor, director, editor and writer.

Listen again to Dame Janet Suzman

Our artistic director Ben Spiller responds to a recent article by Dominic Cavendish in the Daily Telegraph that claims the classics are being ignored in favour of new plays.

Baseless fabric of new work and the classics

We are thrilled to announce that Dame Janet Suzman, one of the greatest Shakespeareans of our time, is our new patron and will support our development over the coming years.

Dame Janet Suzman is our new patron

Today we launch Still Cursing, an exciting new 3-year participatory project to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016. And we want you to take part.

Launch of the Still Cursing project

  • Joe's first Shakespeare workshop

    Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:28
  • Listen again to Dame Janet Suzman

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:39
  • Baseless fabric of new work and the classics

    Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:00
  • Dame Janet Suzman is our new patron

    Friday, 03 October 2014 14:29
  • Launch of the Still Cursing project

    Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:54

1623 on YouTube

You can see videos of our work at our YouTube channel.

Highlights include footage from the Glastonbury Festival and clips from Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III and The Tempest.

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