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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1563-1616) was an actor, poet and playwright

Articles by William Shakespeare

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Adam Ramsay, Editor

Adam Ramsay is Co-Editor at openDemocracyUK.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

‘Wretched strangers’ in Sir Thomas More

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, we publish the speech Shakespeare gives the Lord Chancelor of England when called upon to quell rioters protesting against migrants on Evil May Day, 1517.

Shakespeare on climate change

openDemocracy asked Mark Rylance, the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, to identify some lines from Shakespeare’s work relevant to climate change.
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