Professor Stanley Wells, Chairman of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, talks to Warwick student Harriet Birchall about the discovery of a portrait of William Shakespeare, believed to be the only authentic image of Shakespeare made from life.
Searching for Shakespeare: The Documents at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Mairi Macdonald, Former Head of Local Collections at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust gives the University of Warwick's Professor Carol Rutter access to the documents they hold relating to the life of William Shakespeare.
Searching for Shakespeare: The Dig at New Place Stratford upon Avon
Director of Learning and Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Paul Edmondson and University of Warwick's Professor Carol Rutter to explore a new archeaological dig in the grounds of William Shakespeare's house, New Place in Stratford upon Avon.
Mental Health In-patient Care
Professor Scott Weich talks about recent research into mental health in-patient care
Shakespeare's Bones: Introduction
Michael Hulse introduces the Shakespeare's Bones project.
Language and Plot
Michael Hulse discusses the challenges of language and plot in the Shakespeare's Bones project.
Michael Hulse discusses the importance of structure and climax in the Shakespeare's Bones project.
Michael Hulse discusses the nature of pastiche in relation to the Shakespeare's Bones project.
Michael Hulse gives his reflections on the Shakespeare's Bones project so far, and discusses the future of the project.
Play, Pleasure and Games
Introducing the Writing Challenges podcast and setting challenge number 1 - The Word Hoard.
Adventures in reading
The relationship between reading and writing and how being an 'original' reader can help with creativity.
The Character Called the Writer
Finding your voice will stimulate your progress as a writer. This week's challenge focusses on your self and selves, helping you to get to know the dimensions of your voice.
A Mental Switch
How to get into the writing 'zone'. How do you translate the desire to write into the will to write?
The Painless Headache
The role of consciousness in writing and the creative process.
Fieldwork for Writers
Everything is quarry, everyone is material, and everywhere is fieldwork.
Music, Movement and Brain-Blocking
Mess with your brain to get the best writing out of it.
The Campaign for Real Language
Creative writing's capacity for the creation of illusion-as-truth can make it a dangerous tool.
Shakespeare's Field Trip
When we use words, we have to use the right words and the right words in the best order.
Natural magic informs every function of our bodies, our life span and the way we perceive.
The House of Fiction
Should you be trying to achieve artistic truth in your fiction or writing the next commercial blockbuster?