Shakespeare Lightning Round: Paul Edmondson

Wednesday, April 07, 2021, 12:00 pm
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Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, joined us on a new episode:

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Rev. Dr. Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of many books and articles about Shakespeare, including Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile, Twelfth Night: a guide to the text and its Theatrical Life, The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography, and Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy (both with Stanley Wells for Cambridge University Press), Shakespeare’s Creative Legacies (with Peter Holbrook for The Arden Shakespeare); and Finding Shakespeare’s New Place: An Archaeological Biography (with archaeologists Kevin Colls and William Mitchell for Manchester University Press), New Places: Shakespeare and Civic Creativity (co-edited with Ewan Fernie and forthcoming with The Arden Shakespeare), and Destination Shakespeare, collection of Shakespeare-related poetry. In the summer of 2014 he made a special tour of the States and North America in search of Shakespeare across 10,000 miles and 14 Shakespeare Festivals in partnership with University of Warwick. Paul has lived and worked in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1995. In addition to having written about Shakespeare poetry, he has taken up a number of recent poetic commissions himself, including a Shakespeare song cycle, the anthem for the Shakespeare Sunday service, and has produced a Shakespeare-themed libretto based on the final moments of Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He is a priest in the Church of England.