Archive for June, 2010


Cardiff University Panel at Geneva Conference

June 27, 2010

Elizabeth Ford, Johann Gregory and Étienne Poulard from Cardiff University will present papers this week in Geneva.

The SAMEMES conference is entitled ‘Medieval and Early Modern Authorship’. The event will be hosted by the University of Geneva on 30th June – 2nd July 2010.

Their panel title is:

Drifting Authority: An examination of authorship in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida and Macbeth

Their individual paper titles are:

Newes, from heaven’: Will Kemp in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
Elizabeth Ford (Cardiff University)

The ‘author’s drift’ in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida
Johann Gregory (Cardiff University)

‘Towards his design / Moves like a ghost’: Shakespeare’s Self-Erasure in Macbeth
Étienne Poulard (Cardiff University)

Their panel will be chaired by Dr. Andy Kesson (University of Kent).


Shakespeare performances in or near Cardiff

June 23, 2010

Next month there will be two open air performances of Shakespeare’s plays as part of the Cardiff Festival:

The Tempest at Cardiff Castle 1-2 July

Much Ado About Nothing at the Muesum of Welsh Life 7-17 July

Meanwhile, the Mid Wales Shakespeare Centre is holding a Family Shakespeare Festival on 2-4 July which includes workshops, performances and talks from Germaine Greer and RSC director Tim Carrol.


As You Like It at Cardiff’s Chapter Cinema

June 21, 2010

As You Like It (U)

Sunday, 20 June 2010 17:00 Cinema 1
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 14:30 Cinema 1

As You Like It
Sun 20 + Tue 22 June
Sul 20 + Maw 22 Mehefin

UK/1937/92mins/U. Dir: Paul Czinner. With Laurence Olivier, Elisabeth Bergner.

“Featuring the best of British talent from the 1930s, As You Like It stars a brooding young Laurence Olivier in his first Shakespearean role on screen, with David Lean editing and Jack Cardiff on camera. Paul Czinner directed his wife, Elisabeth Bergner, as a charming tomboyish Rosalind, alongside heavyweights of British theatre Leon Quartermaine and Henry Ainley. The magical Forest of Arden, created by renowned art director Lazare Meerson, is a merry fantasy world where wit and romantic repartee sparkle against William Walton’s elegant score.

“Bergner can be all inconstancy with the poised and effortless balance that only a great actress commands” – The New York Times


Cardiff Shakespeare Readers: Macbeth

June 16, 2010

The next Cardiff Shakespeare Readers gathering will take place this Sunday.


Sunday June 20th 2010, 6.30pm,

Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.

Click here for more information.


Hamlet in Weimar: Gordon Craig and the Nietzsche Archive

June 9, 2010

Richard Wilson (Cardiff University) has his article on Edward Gordon Craig and Hamlet in Weimar published in this year’s Shakespeare Jahrbuch, the prestigious German Shakespeare Annual. The 2009 volume on Stage and Banquet is in the Cardiff ASS library. This year’s volume on Shakespeare and the Onset of Modernity should be in the collection shortly. Next year’s volume will address Shakespeare and the City.


Romeo and Juliet in Cardiff

June 8, 2010

Romeo & Juliet

6 – 9 July 7.30pm, 10 July 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Birmingham Royal Ballet will be performing Romeo and Juliet next month at the Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff. To find out more click here.


When Romeo Met Juliet: BBC 2

June 4, 2010

One city, eight weeks and two contrasting schools come together to put on a professional production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In a unique experiment, each school is cast as one of the two feuding families at the heart of the world’s favourite love story.

Romeo and his Montague clan come from a Coventry city centre comprehensive while Juliet and the Capulets are from a Catholic school in the city’s northern suburbs.

Three BBC 2 episodes starting at 9pm Friday night (4th June)

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