Archive for June, 2011


Romeo and Juliet in Cardiff

June 29, 2011

Bare Knuckle Theatre are currently performing Romeo and Juliet at The Gate in Cardiff.

Tuesday 28 June – Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm                  
Matinee Friday 1 July, 12.30pm             
£10 / £8 conc
(concessions available Tues-Thurs only)

An ancient feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts peace in the city of Verona with tragic consequences for star-cross’d lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

From the “company to contend with for both modern interpretation and imagination”, comes the world’s best known tragedy

After a wildly successful début with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in 2010, the audience for ‘Twelfth Night’ grew in January 2011.   Now with two shows and a reputation for creative excellence under its belt, Bare Knuckle Theatre is back in action this summer.  Described as “one of Cardiff’s most up-and-coming companies” and “a delight to watch”, their next production is one you cannot afford to miss.

Find out more here at The Gate website.

Visit the facebook event page here.


“a chance […] to be Macbeth for the evening”

June 23, 2011

Brief interview with Cardiff’s Fabler Shakespeare Readers (about 1hour and 40minutes in) on BBC Radio Wales, 2:00PM Wed, 22 Jun 2011:


Tracing the Snail in King Lear and Renaissance Painting

June 20, 2011

The lastest issue of English Studies (92.4) contains Johann Gregory‘s review of Shakespeare’s Spiral: Tracing the Snail in “King Lear” and Renaissance Painting by François-Xavier Gleyzon.

Visit the journal here.



Lecturer in English Literature (Fixed-term) at Cardiff

June 18, 2011

Location: Cardiff

Start date: 1 September 2011

Salary: £29972 – £35788 per annum

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Temporary

Cardiff University

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Lecturer in English Literature (Fixed-term)

The Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy is seeking to appoint a lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from 1 September 2011 for a period of twelve months, in order to provide cover for staff who will be on research leave. You will be expected to teach Shakespeare’s Comedies at both undergraduate and MA level, and an undergraduate module in Medieval Literature or Medievalism.

(Vacancy no. 319)

Salary: £29972 – £35788 per annum

Closing date: 5.00pm on Wednesday 6 July 2011.

We anticipate holding interviews in the second week of August.



Shakespeare Authorship Debate

June 16, 2011

The forthcoming deliberately provocative film, Anonymous, will raise questions:

“On Monday 6 June, the ESU hosted the Shakespeare Authorship Debate, with director Roland Emmerich.

The debate also featured Professor Stanley Wells CBE, Professor Michael Dobson, Rev Dr Paul Edmondson, Charles Beauclerk, and Doctor William Leahy. The chairman for the evening was James Probert.

The ESU hosted the event in conjunction with Sony Pictures, the ESU and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to coincide with the release of multi-award-winning director Emmerich’s latest film, Anonymous.

Inspired by the upcoming release of Emmerich’s new film Anonymous, starring Derek Jacobi, Vanessa Redgrave and Rhys Ifans, the two panels debated whether Shakespeare really was the author that most people believe him to have been.

To a packed room, the eminent panelists argued under the motion “‘his House Believes that William Shakespeare of Stratford-Upon-Avon wrote the plays and poems attributed to him.'”


You should be able to watch the debate here.


The Tempest @ Middle Temple

June 14, 2011

20th August – 3rd September 2011

“Located in the secluded heart of London’s legal quarter between Fleet Street and the Embankment, Middle Temple Hall was completed in 1573 and remains virtually unchanged to this day. The Hall has strong Shakespearean connections – in January 1602, it was the setting for the very first performance of Twelfth Night. Antic Disposition’s The Tempest offers a rare opportunity to visit and explore the cobbled lanes and quiet courtyards of this little-known area of the city.

Antic Disposition’s production marks the 400th anniversary of the first recorded performance of The Tempest – the play was presented before King James I at Whitehall Palace on 1 November 1611.”

Find out more here.


Spectres of Marlowe

June 11, 2011

Professor Richard Wilson (Cardiff University) lectured in Paris yesterday at Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III.

His paper was entitled: 

“Spectres of Marlowe: Shakespeare’s Work of Mourning”

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