Posts Tagged ‘April 23rd’


Shakespeare and Wales in the media

April 24, 2010

Despite the volcano, the Shakespeare and Wales symposium at Cardiff University went ahead as planned bringing together scholars from different parts of Wales, as well as much further afield. The event was well attended, with knowledgable participation and thought provoking speakers. […to be continued]

Professor Richard Wilson was interviewed about Shakespeare and Wales on BBC RADIO WALES just before the symposium. The interview can be accessed for a while here. Go to 2hr.24mins into the programme.

The Shakespeare and Wales symposium was also covered here:

Cardiff University Press Release

BBC WALES NEWS on Shakespeare and Wales containing an interview with Michael Bogdanov

Welsh Icons

World News

The Guardian: Cardiff

The Western Mail – Wales Online


Shakespeare Events April 23rd

April 22, 2010

Besides the Shakespeare and Wales Symposium at Cardiff University, there is a whole host of events taking place to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday tomorrow. See below:

Shakespeare Events in the UK

Shakespeare Events in the USA and Canada


Shakespeare and Wales Symposium

April 20, 2010

Shakespeare and Wales

Friday April 23rd, 2010

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Click here for the latest on the event.

A detailed programme in pdf format is now available here.

Skeleton programme:

12.00 Michael Bogdanov Lecture

1.00 Lunch Break

2.30 Panel session: New work on Shakespeare and Wales

4.30 Tea served

4.45 Round Table Discussion

6.00 Wine Reception and Book Launch for Shakespeare and Wales (Ashgate)

The panel session includes these short papers:

John Idris Jones: “Shakespeare’s ‘friend’ John Salusbury of Denbigh”

Philip Schwyzer: “‘A Scum of Britons’? Richard III and the Welsh Reconquest”

Margaret Jones-Davies: “Wales in Cymbeline: ‘the other place'”

Stewart Mottram: “Cymbeline, Wales, and the Language of Ruin”


Shakespeare and Wales book

April 18, 2010

To find out more about the Shakespeare and Wales book (eds. Willy Maley and Philip Schwyzer), and thoughts about the topic from the independent scholar, John Idris Jones, click on the icon here.             ————->

Besides essays from a dazzling array of scholars, the book includes an Afterword by Dr. Katie Gramich (Cardiff University) and an essay on ‘Shakespeare’s Welsh Roots’ by Prof. Richard Wilson (Cardiff University).

To find out about the Shakespeare and Wales Symposium at Cardiff University on April 23rd click here.


Shakespeare and Wales

March 29, 2010

Shakespeare and Wales

Public Lecture and Symposium

Friday April 23rd, 2010

The afternoon will include a lecture by the award winning theatre director, Michael Bogdanov, and a symposium led by scholars from around the world.

Bydd gweithgareddau’r prynhawn yn cynnwys darlith gan y cyfarwyddwr theatr enwog, Michael Bogdanov, ynghyd â symposiwm a arweinir gan ysgolheigion o bedwar ban y byd.

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University

12pm  Public Lecture:

Michael Bogdanov, “The Welsh in Shakespeare”

2.30-6pm Symposium: “Shakespeare and Wales”

Participants include:

David J. Baker (North Carolina)
Michael Bogdanov (Theatre/Film Director)
Martin Coyle (Cardiff)
Dominique Goy-Blanquet (Picardie)
Katie Gramich (Cardiff)
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam)
Chris Ivic (Bath Spa)
Margaret Jones-Davies (Sorbonne)
Willy Maley (Glasgow)
Stewart Mottram (Aberystwyth)
Philip Schwyzer (Exeter)
Margaret Tudeau-Clayton (Neuchâtel)
Richard Wilson (Cardiff)

Generously supported by Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Admission is free, but please register your interest in attending by sending an email to or by telephone on 029 2087 6049. The event will take place in Cardiff University’s Main Building, opposite the Students’ Union on Park Place, CF10 3AT.

View symposium poster here and the university’s symposium website here.

Learn more about the portrait of Philip Proger here.

The Main Building is no. 39 on the map here.

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