Her paper is entitled “Hospitality at War in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida“.
Melanie Bigold, Rob Gossedge, and Irene Morra from Cardiff University will be speaking at the Garrick and Shakespeare conference in June. Find out more below:
Venue: Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL
Price: £95 (concessions) – £155 (full rate)
Speaker: Simon Callow, Michael Dobson, Norma Clarke and Peter Holland
The conference will include a lecture by Simon Callow CBE, a trip to Garrick’s Temple in Hampton, a performance by the Hampton Players of ‘The Celebrated Mr Garrick’ and the British premier screening of Simon Callow’s new film Miss in her Teens, based on David Garrick’s 1747 play of the same name.
David Garrick’s Kingston connections date from 1754, when he bought the house beside the Thames known ever after as Garrick’s Villa, and built his Shakespeare Temple, where he would be famously painted by Zoffany. So, as part of the 2014 Kingston Connections programme of events, Kingston University and the Rose Theatre will jointly host an academic conference to celebrate the great Shakespearean actor and director and commemorate his legacy to the Royal Borough.
Actor, manager, playwright, versifier, Garrick excelled in many parts, and was possibly both the most praised and vilified cultural celebrity of his generation. Authors whose plays he rejected and performers he did not employ were not sparing in their attacks. “Garrick and Shakespeare” seeks therefore to focus on his achievements as a Shakespearean interpreter and impresario, and to re-examine Garrick’s controversial reputation.
View the full programme (PDF).
Booking is essential to attend this event.
Here are just a few forthcoming productions in Wales, Summer 2014
Illyria will be touring Macbeth around Wales in August:
Everyman will be performing The Taming of the Shrew in Cardiff, 26 July – 2 August:
And there are also going to be several Shakespeare productions and workshops at the Willow Globe:
Find out more about forthcoming productions in the UK at Touchstone.
Darren Freebury-Jones (a PhD student at Cardiff University) has recently co-authored a fiction book entitled:
Kit Marlowe and the Demon Legion.
Christopher ‘Kit’ Marlowe, poet and spy, is sent to investigate the villainous Barnaby Ithamore, who intends to raise an army of demons from hell in order to destroy the world. In this pulse-pounding action/adventure story, the swashbuckling hero, armed with his trusty rapier, undergoes a breathless voyage across Elizabethan England, Spain, Italy and Germania, concluding in an explosive climax off the coast of Portugal… James Bond’s world of espionage meets the dark age of William Shakespeare in this unforgettable first book in The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe series.
14th May 2014 (Cardiff, 19.00, Cineworld)
Antony Sher, Alex Hassell, Jasper Britton
Antony Sher plays comic knight Falstaff in a new production of Shakespeare’s compelling tale of power politics, broadcast live from the Bard’s home town. Having deposed Richard, King Henry IV (Jasper Britton) now faces trouble at home and abroad. His son and heir, Prince Hal (Alex Hassell), meanwhile, has forsaken the Royal Court for the life of a barfly and wastrel in Eastcheap. Down among the drunks, whores and petty criminals, Hal falls in with corrupt and portly knight Sir John Falstaff (Antony Sher). A liar, glutton, cheat and braggart, Falstaff is also witty, warm and enormous fun. But when disquiet turns to open rebellion, led by the Earl of Northumberland’s son Hotspur, it’s time for Hal to start acting like a prince. RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the company for his partner and frequent collaborator Gregory Doran’s eagerly anticipated production of the second of Shakespeare’s historical plays.
This and other instances of Shakespeare on screen are also available at Cardiff’s Chapter Cinema: http://www.chapter.org/
“Hast any philosophy in thee?”: Subjecting Shakespeare to the Risks of Philosophy
Université de Poitiers, France – 17-18 March 2016
Deadline for propoals: 15 June 2015
Although Shakespeare wasn’t a philosopher and in his work he showed little explicit interest in philosophy, whether ancient philosophy or in the thinkers of his time, his status in the philosophical world is decidedly different. Indeed, even if the reception of his work by philosophers wasn’t immediate, since the 19th century Shakespeare has attracted considerable attention, notably among major German philosophers such as Hegel, Nietzsche and Schelling. This fascination has continued into our age, to the extent that Jacques Derrida’s interest in the author of Hamlet has led to rich exchanges of ideas.
What do all these philosophers find in Shakespeare’s work, if not philosophy itself? It could certainly be argued, first of all, that behind all these important thinkers (and a great poet and playwright is an important thinker) lies an implicit philosophy. In this respect, to consider Shakespeare philosophically would involve a reappraisal of his philosophical assumptions regarding fundamental concepts, and an examination of his sense of modernity in the transition from the 16th to the 17th century.
Secondly, a philosophical approach to Shakespeare also takes seriously the description that he gave in his own work of the human condition, which embraces all of philosophical anthropology. In this regard, it involves not only studying Shakespeare in his time, but also in all time, in the hypothetical timelessness that he postulates.
Thus the role of the conference is threefold:
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