Paper Accepted for Cambridge Conference

December 12, 2010

Alun Thomas and Johann Gregory have had their joint paper accepted for the Cambridge Shakespeare conference in September (2011). Their paper is entitled “Playing with Precedents in Shakespeare: Expectations in Richard III and Troilus and Cressida


In September 2011 the Cambridge University Faculty of Education, in association with the Cambridge University Faculty of English, The Marlowe Society and the Association of Adaptation Studies will host an interdisciplinary three day conference entitled ‘Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptation’.

The conference will explore some of the classical and vernacular drama and poetry and the historical sources that inspired Shakespeare’s work, and the work – literary, artistic, musical and filmic – that has in turn been influenced by Shakespeare’s plays.

This event seeks to unite theatre practitioners, academics, teachers, students and Shakespeare enthusiasts in a series of lectures, workshops, seminars, rehearsed readings and performances.  It is hoped that the theme will encourage participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film.

Speakers include: Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Rosen, Professor Helen Cooper, Professor Graham Holderness, Professor Stuart Sillars, actress Imogen Stubbs and directors Rupert Goold and Sir Trevor Nunn (subject to other commitments).

The conference will include an exhibition of painting and poetry inspired by Shakespeare by artist Tom de Freston and poet Kiran Millwood-Hargrave.  There will also be a display of paintings and poetry by students from local Cambridge schools, with whom Tom and Kiran will run a series of workshops.

Find out more here.


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