Annual prize awarded for academic work on Shakespeare.
An academic at the University of St Andrews has claimed that it was as a direct result of the influence of Robert Burns that Shakespeare became known as 'the bard'.
CAPTION: An example of how the work of Shakespeare has been represented over time, this miniature Pickering edition of the 1820s was described as 'intended for sale in the kingdom of Lilliput.'
An academic from the University of St Andrews will explore today why the English language of the mid 16th century was considered to be inadequate and barbaric, even by the English themselves.
Shakespeare's creative language is to be examined at a one-day symposium at the University of St Andrews, it was announced today (23 April: Shakespeare's birthday).