Shakespeare Workshop: hospitality and matters of tasteMarch 14, 2011
The Bean Eater, Annibale Carracci (1560-1609)
St David’s Hall, May 21st 2011, 10am-2pm
A workshop on Shakespeare: hospitality and matters of taste
“Come on, gentle my lord”, says Lady Macbeth to her husband, “Sleek o’er your rugged looks, be bright and jovial / Among your guests”. Like many of the bard’s works, Shakespeare’s Scottish play alerts us to the performative nature of hospitality, its ideals and potential dangers.
In this workshop we will examine the (troubled) art of hospitality in plays such as Macbeth, Twelfth Night and Troilus and Cressida, and the way that the early-modern printed book often played on the idea of the reader as a tasteful consumer.
Details to follow…