Re-reading William Shakespeare Twenty-five Years On:
A Colloquium with Terry Eagleton
Northern Renaissance Seminar
Saturday 7 May 2011, Storey Institute, Lancaster
This Thursday April 14, 5.15pm, Rm 2.03
‘Cardenio After Arden’
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 scenes from plays such as Hamlet, 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.
The event will be run by Johann Gregory as part of the Celtic Learners Network, and will involve a powerpoint presentation, a talk, workshop and seminar discussion. You will not be expected to read particular plays in advance, but it will be helpful if you could bring a copy of the complete works for use on the day.
Johann recently presented a paper in Paris at the Société Française Shakespeare conference; the topic of the conference was “Shakespeare et les arts de la table”. He recently curated a small library exhibition on Healthy Reading 1590-1690, while his publications include articles on Shakespeare and matters of taste. His Masters dissertation was entitled “Guests, Ghosts and Hosts in Shakespearean Tragedy: the limits of hospitality in performance”. He is currently completing his PhD research on Shakespeare at Cardiff University.
“Fabler Shakespeare Readers is a community arts engagement project devised and facilitated by Adam Timms.
In 2007, a small group of individuals commenced reading the complete works of Shakespeare above a cafe in Canton, Cardiff. In 2008 the group moved to Chapter arts centre, its current home, and the popularity of the group grew enormously. We regularly involved groups of around 20-30 individuals from the local community – theatre-goers, Shakespeare fans, academics, newcomers, actors, directors, writers – all are welcome! In December 2010 we will complete the first cycle of Shakespeare’s sole-authored works, with out reading of The Tempest. 2011 will see the launch of Fabler Theatre Company and our next phase of readings!”
Next reading: Edward III
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Alternatively, you can print it off from this site, although it will use a lot of ink!
Sunday, April 10th, 2011 ,6.30pm, Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff. (Cost: £3 on the door)
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff
Transformation and Revelation
From March 18th until April 16th The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff will host the 2011 exhibition ‘Transformation and Revelation’ presented by The Society of British Theatre Designers.
The exhibition, which takes place every four years, is a rare and unmissable opportunity to see a selection of the most innovative and ground breaking designs for performance realised between 2007 to 2011 by some of the UK’s m…ost talented and prolific theatre designers.
The exhibition will include drawings, paintings and photographs, 3D artefacts, scale models, specialist props, costumes and puppets, and there will be extraordinary interactive exhibits from Lighting, Video and Sound designers, Theatre Consultants and Theatre Architects.
This is a unique opportunity for people in Wales and the rest of the UK to preview this extraordinary collection of work before it travels in part to represent the UK at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition this summer. A selection of designs will be on display at the V&A from 17th March – 30th September 2012 and will also be available as a UK touring exhibition.Admission to the exhibition is Free.
For further information go to www.theatredesign.org.uk
George Spelvin, accountant – at least he thinks he is – has found himself inexplicably onstage and expected to replace the lead actor: immediately.
He doesn’t know the lines. He doesn’t know the moves. He doesn’t really know what play it’s meant to be – and nor, apparently does anyone else! Surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving and Dame Ellen Terry, George bungles his way through scenes from PRIVATE LIVES, …a hastily-improvised soliloquy from HAMLET, a play by Samuel Beckett and the climactic scene from A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS. Having convinced himself that this is all a horrible dream, George’s nightmare experience suddenly takes a turn for the real – just in time for him to face the final curtain…
THE ACTOR’s NIGHTMARE, written by Christopher Durang and directed by Josey O’Neal is a hilarious, surreal comedy playing in CF10 for one night only!
Hit ‘Attending’, and come to the cafe on Friday the 8th of April for a night of fun and fear that you’ll never forget.
Tickets £3.50 on the door.
Doors open at 19:30.
Open bar all night!
We look forward to seeing you there…
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