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Simon Smith wins Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award

By September 18, 2018No Comments

Source : Times of India

Every two years Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award is given to a scholar whose first monograph makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding and appreciation Shakespeare and his contemporaries’ theatre.

This year the winner is Simon Smith, a fellow at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the University of Birmingham. He won the award for his monograph titled Musical Responses in the Early Modern
Playhouse, 1603-1625.

“I am truly delighted and honoured, especially given the other wonderful books on this year’s expanded shortlist. The award reflects two of the Globe’s most valuable activities: championing new research and engaging new audiences with the history of early modern theatre and drama,” he said to The Bookseller.

Smith’s monograph was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017 and won against three other shortlisted works; Shakespeare’s Two Playhouses: Repertory and Theatre Space at the Globe and the Blackfriars, 1599-1613 by Sarah Dustagheer, Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England by Andras Kisery and Shakespeare and Manuscript Drama by James Purkis.

Smith will be formally awarded on 18th September at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a part of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. He will be awarded a £3,000 cash prize and have to deliver a public lecture.

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