Happee Birthdae Harry Potter

To celebrate this very special day of birth, in the land of his birth, here is the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (or, Philosopher's Stone, here in England), Shakespeare Birthplace Trust style. click the link to listen: The Boy Who Lived Cast (in order of appearance): Dr. Darren Freebury-Jones, Dr. Anjna Chouhan, Lisa Peters, … Continue reading Happee Birthdae Harry Potter

Access and Environmental Consciousness at the Trust

One of the first things I found myself amazed with at the Trust is the level of consciousness regarding the inclusion of people with a variety of needs and care for the environment. The Trust has taken great steps to make Shakespeare accessible to everyone. Some of these steps are hearing loops systems included, free … Continue reading Access and Environmental Consciousness at the Trust

‘Learn to know [them] now’: Interviews with the Learning Team

Hello there! As promised in my last post, this post is all about getting to know the Learning and Participation team. Unfortunately, I did not have the time or opportunity to interview everyone in the department, so I opted for the people that future Education interns will likely be working with. These people are Nick, … Continue reading ‘Learn to know [them] now’: Interviews with the Learning Team

“Study What You Most Affect” Part 2: When Your Research Plan Falls Apart

Okay "falls apart" is a strong phrase. But in my research journey, I've ended up in a very different place than where I planned to be. And, although I panicked at first, I'm now really excited about it. I went into my research (having already met with a mentor at BYU) with a really narrow … Continue reading “Study What You Most Affect” Part 2: When Your Research Plan Falls Apart

Stacking Up this Summer

This summer I'm working in the Collections department at the Trust. So what is Collections?? "The Collections department at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the world's largest collection of Shakespeare related material accessible by the public. Our collections have been designated as being of international importance (protected by Parliament and the Arts Council of England with … Continue reading Stacking Up this Summer

‘Is not…learning…the spice and salt that season a man?’

Hello there! This is Jacquelyn speaking, the Learning and Participation intern (or Education intern, which is slightly less correct but also less wordy) for summer 2018. Because I’m the first intern in this position since Courtney left last year, I think a review of the department is in order. Like most departments at the Shakespeare … Continue reading ‘Is not…learning…the spice and salt that season a man?’

The Birthday Celebrations: Putting the “Shake” in Shakespeare

Today is the birthday (...and death day) of one of the most influential men to ever live. (Hint: it's not Christopher Nolan, his birthday is July 30). This weekend we had the great honor and pleasure of attending the 454th birthday celebration for Mr. William Shakespeare. My entire internship experience has led up to this … Continue reading The Birthday Celebrations: Putting the “Shake” in Shakespeare

“This Our Life, Exempt from Public Haunt”: Life as a Digital Intern

One thing I wish I had known more about before starting this internship were the ins-and-outs of the projects that Digital Interns get up to - aka, I wanted to know less about “fancy official sounding terms fit for a CV” and more of “what will I actually be spending each of my days doing?” … Continue reading “This Our Life, Exempt from Public Haunt”: Life as a Digital Intern

I like this place, and could willingly waste my time in it: Trust Interviews

Over the past few weeks, I organized and carried out interviews with some of the people of the Trust, in the Digital, Education, and Development teams. These are the people with whom I work the closest, and they have become some of my greatest friends. I hope that they can give a good idea of … Continue reading I like this place, and could willingly waste my time in it: Trust Interviews