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About William Shakespeare

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

Articles by William Shakespeare

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

Rosemary Belcher-2.jpg

Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

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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