Forthcoming Events: Kingston University Shakespeare Seminar
Kingston University Shakespeare Seminar - Autumn 2013
- Venue: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL [Map & Directions].
- Tickets: All lectures are free. No booking required, except for the Inaugural Lecture. [Contact the Rose Theatre]
- Summary: Kingston University is running a seminar during Autumn 2013 entitled Shakespeare and Philosophy, comprising a series of free lectures given by eminent academics and theatre director at the local Kingston Rose Theatre, and hosted by Richard Wilson (Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies) who gives the Inaugural Lecture on 30 October and so impressed us at Marlowe Day and the AGM earlier this year.
- Tuesday 15 Oct, 17:00: "Shakespeare, the Uncanny and the Cartesian Cogito" by Prof. Catherine Belsey
- Thursday 24 Oct, 17:00: "The Readiness is All: Existential Shakespeare" by director Michael Bogdanov
- Tuesday 29 Oct, 19:00: "A Sad Tale's Best for Winter: Bataille, Girard & Shakespeare" by Prof. François Laroque
- Wednesday 30 Oct, 17:30: "Sermons In Stones: Shakespeare's Dangerous Thresholds" by Prof. Richard Wilson
- Tuesday 19 Nov, 17:30: "Poetry Reading: Wittgenstein's Shakespeare" by Prof. Christopher Norris
- Thursday 05 Dec, 17:30: "Nietzsche's Shakespeare" by Prof. Peter Holbrook
- Thursday 19 Dec, 17:30: "Marx, Derrida, Shakespeare" by Prof. Martin McQuillan
- Website Links: The Rose Theatre Kingston; Kingston University Inaugural Lecture.
*Note that these events have already finished, but the links and reviews may still be of interest.
Shakespeare and Marlowe at the Stratford Literary Festival
- Discussion Title: Shakespeare and Marlowe
- Speakers: Ros Barber, Dr Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells CBE
- Date: Friday 26th April 2013 16:30 to 17:30.
- Venue: The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks, CV37 6QW. [Map]
- Ticket Price: £12 or £11concessions. Includes tea and cake.
- Book Tickets: Buy tickets online or ring the Festival Booking Line on 01789 207100.
- Summary: "The works of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe have survived and flourished for over 400 years, and yet very little is known about the biography of these remarkable men. All we have as a guide to their characters is interpretation of their work. Ros Barber (Society member and author of The Marlowe Papers), Dr Paul Edmondson, and Stanley Wells CBE - three leading experts on this literary era - will be analysing their writing, and considering them not as rivals but in the context of the world they lived in, the lives they may have led and the legacy they have left behind."
- Webcast: After the discussion, at 18:30 BST, Ros Barber talked to Dr Edmondson and Professor Wells about their new book, Shakespeare Beyond Doubt, in a Webinar that was broadcast live on the internet. A recording of that Webinar is now available to listen to here at the BloggingShakespeare website.
- Festival: See the full Stratford Literary Festival Event Calendar (Sunday 21 April to Sunday 05 May).
- Website Links: Full Programme for the Stratford Literary Festival. Ros Barber talks to The Marlowe Society.
BBC Radio 4 and British Museum: Shakespeare's Restless World
- Programme Times: Mondays to Fridays: Monday 16 April to Friday 11 May 2012 at 13:45 and 19:45 (15 minutes)
- Summary: BBC Radio 4 presents a new 20-part series Shakespeare's Restless World which looks at the world of 1590's Elizabethan England through the eyes of Shakespeare's audience by exploring objects from that turbulent period. British Museum Director Neil MacGregor presents the programme and discusses how Elizabethan playgoers understood and made sense of the unstable and rapidly changing world in which they lived. He uses carefully selected objects from the British Museum and other museums around the country to explore the great issues of the day that preoccupied the public and helped shape the plays.
- Listen Online: Still available to listen to on the BBC R4 Restless World site.
- Exhibition: The British Museum will also host a related exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World later in the year from 19 July to 25 November 2012 to coincide with the Cultural Olympics. "The exhibition shows the emerging role of London as a world city seen through the innovative perspective of Shakespeare’s plays and the role of the playhouse as a window on the world outside London, via contemporary performance and amazing objects including maps, prints, drawings and paintings, arms and armour, coins, and medals."
- Website Links: BBC Unveils Series; R4:Podcasts|Objects|Videos; British Museum; Staging the World Exhibition.
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