Archive for November, 2015


Macbeth by @RWCMD at Chapter Arts Centre

November 26, 2015

Friday 4 – Saturday 12 December 7.30pm
Matinee Wed 9 December 2.30pm

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Caroline Byrne

It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.

Returning from a gruelling war, Macbeth is yet to face his biggest battle. Confronted with fame and adulation, strange premonitions and the deep longing of his wife, he continues his merciless pursuits. This reimagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, asks what does war do to men and women and how it is made manifest inside the head and the home.

Venue: Chapter, Canton, Cardiff

No Performances Sunday & Monday

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Ben Jonson’s Walk to Scotland: Book Review

November 20, 2015

The latest issue of Literature & History (2015; 24.2), which is currently open access, contains a book review by Johann Gregory (Cardiff University) of Ben Jonson’s Walk to Scotland: An Annotated Edition of the ‘Foot Voyage’ (Cambridge University Press, 2015):

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Plenaries confirmed for KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the State of Exception

November 10, 2015

abstract deadline (Friday Nov 13)

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar

While there are still a few days before the abstract deadline (Friday Nov 13!) for Shakespeare and the State of Exception conference, we are happy to confirm Eric Heinze and Nigel Mapp as our plenary speakers.

The conference will take place on December 19, at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Read the CFP here or click STATE OF EXCEPTION CFP updated to download the pdf.

KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the State of Exception, Dec 19 at the Rose Theatre Kingston. KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the State of Exception, Dec 19 at the Rose Theatre Kingston.

After completing studies in Paris, Berlin, Boston, and Leiden, Eric Heinze worked with the International Commission of Jurists and UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights, in Geneva, and on private litigation before the United Nations Administrative Tribunal in New York. He is a member of the Bars of New York and Massachusetts, and has also advised NGOs on human rights, including Liberty, Amnesty International and the Media Diversity Institute. He currently co-ordinates Queen Mary’s…

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Shakespeare Schools Festival (Cardiff)

November 9, 2015


9 – 11 November, 2015, 7.00pm

“The Sherman is excited to welcome local talent to the stage as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Come and celebrate the achievements of our local schools while enjoying a wonderful evening of entertainment. You will see Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before!

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.”

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