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Shakespeare in India

24 May 2016

The British Library holds a vast collection of Sir Francis Younghusband’s papers. Younghusband is perhaps chiefly remembered for his role in the British invasion of Tibet in 1903-1904, but his military career was only one aspect of a fascinating character,...

Tang Xianzu, the great Ming dynasty playwright

24 May 2016

This year the Library celebrates one of ...

Murder and Madness in the Castle: Macbeth’s Inverness

23 May 2016

Above: Inverness Castle before the Jacobite uprisings [BL: Maps K.Top 50.10.a] In Shakespeare’s Macbeth Inverness Castle is the site of Macbeth’s murder of King Duncan, allowing Macbeth to usurp the crown. It is also where Macbeth’s descent into madness plays...

Writer in Residence Update: No Copyright? Wonderful!

23 May 2016

Exploring the realms of expired copyright and the potential to develop new products.

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