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Shakespeare and Waste Podcast

May 28, 2015

If you weren’t able to make ‘Shakespeare and Waste’ at the Rose in Kingston last weekend, you can now hear podcasts of the plenaries by Prof Scott Wilson and Dr Peter J. Smith:

https://kingstonshakespeareseminar.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/kissit-shakespeare-and-waste-plenary-and-roundtable-podcast/

The conference was part of the new Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT).

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CFP: Shakespeare and Waste (Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory)

April 1, 2015

ANNOUNCING A NEW SERIES OF SHAKESPEARE EVENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS), part of the London Graduate School, announces the launch of Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT): a series of seminars and conferences for postgraduate students and early career scholars with an interest in Shakespeare, philosophy and theory. The program will be committed to thinking through Shakespeare about urgent contemporary issues in dialogue with the work of past and present philosophers – from Aristotle to Žižek. It is intended that one-day KiSSiT conferences will be held three times a year at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, which was developed by the great director Sir Peter Hall to be a ‘teaching theatre’, where actors and academics would work together. KiSSiTevents will be free and open to all. The inaugural KiSSIT conference will take place at the Rose Theatre on Saturday 23 May, 2015, on the theme of SHAKESPEARE AND WASTE (see CFP below). Auditors are also encouraged to attend. Confirmed speakers include Scott Wilson (Kingston University) andPeter Smith (Nottingham Trent University). Although there is no attendance fee, seating is limited, and registration is necessary: see email contact below. Reduced-price tickets will be available to all participants for the evening performance at the Rose Theatre of Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed production of King Lear, starring Barrie Rutter   CFP: SHAKESPEARE AND WASTE The Oxford English Dictionary lists three main senses for ‘waste’ in the English language:

  1. Waste or desert land
  2. Action or process of wasting
  3. Waste matter, refuse

The conference invites abstracts for 20 minute papers which fit under these broad headings. Papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following areas and questions:

  • The early modern association between waste and idleness
  • The link between waste (land) and wilderness
  • Waste paper
  • Economic concerns relating to Shakespeare
  • Do waste products of the body suggest a leveling and/or intensification of social hierarchy?
  • The relationship between human waste and abjection
  • The concept of human waste associated with digestion, purging, emetics, and / or blood-letting
  • The concept and processes of ‘catharsis’ in relation to waste
  • Waste in King Lear
  • What does the imagery of contamination by human waste (muddy fountains / cisterns, stains, filth) suggest about the relationship between racial and ethnic groups?
  • Human waste as the traditional Protestant symbol of money; conversely, money as the denial of feces and its evocation of the human body as pure physicality

Organizers: Johann Gregory, Paul Hamilton, Anne Sophie Refskou, Timo Uotinen, Richard Wilson. Please submit abstracts and brief CVs, or register as an auditor, by emailing the organizers at kingstonshakespeareintheory@gmail.com before 1 May, 2015 (auditors may register before 15 May) Please indicate whether you would like to book a ticket for King Lear in your mail.

Visit this website for the latest:
https://kingstonshakespeareseminar.wordpress.com/kingston-shakespeare-in-theory/
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KISS: Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, Autumn 2014 – “Shakespeare and Music”

October 14, 2014

Kiss 2014

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Garrick and Shakespeare Conference

May 29, 2014

Garrick and Shakespeare

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:

Wednesday 25 June – Friday 27 June 2014

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.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute)
  • Prof Norma Clarke (Kingston University)
  • Prof Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame)

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.

 

Find out more here.

 

 

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The Text of Prof. Richard Wilson’s Inaugural Lecture

November 22, 2013

Richard Wilson

Anniversary Chair and Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies

 

“Sermons in Stones: Shakespeare’s dangerous thresholds”

October 30th, 2013

The sandstone megalith in front of Kingston’s Rose Theatre was described by John Speed in 1613 as ‘the chair of majesty whereon Athelstan, Edwin and Ethelred sate at their coronations and first received their Sceptre of Imperial Power’. Since it was moved to near its present position in 1850, the debates and legends this sarsen or ‘troublesome stone’ has accumulated say much about changing ideas of history and monarchy. But evidence that the ‘Coronation Stone’ originated in the Saxon chapel that stood beside the Market Place also places it at the threshold of contemporary theories regarding religion and politics, or what the philosopher Giorgio Agamben terms the separation of ‘the kingdom and the glory’. Interpreted in light of these, Kingston’s relic marks the theatrical dimension of power in a politics founded on consent, and the dangers Shakespeare dramatized attending every official entry or inauguration.

The pdf of Prof. Richard Wilson’s inaugural lecture can be now be downloaded here:

KINGSTON INAUGURAL

Find out about other Shakespeare lectures at the Rose here.

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Richard Wilson Inaugural Lecture next Wednesday

October 25, 2013

Richard Wilson

Anniversary Chair and Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies

 

“Sermons in Stones: Shakespeare’s dangerous thresholds”

The sandstone megalith in front of Kingston’s Rose Theatre was described by John Speed in 1613 as ‘the chair of majesty whereon Athelstan, Edwin and Ethelred sate at their coronations and first received their Sceptre of Imperial Power’. Since it was moved to near its present position in 1850, the debates and legends this sarsen or ‘troublesome stone’ has accumulated say much about changing ideas of history and monarchy. But evidence that the ‘Coronation Stone’ originated in the Saxon chapel that stood beside the Market Place also places it at the threshold of contemporary theories regarding religion and politics, or what the philosopher Giorgio Agamben terms the separation of ‘the kingdom and the glory’. Interpreted in light of these, Kingston’s relic marks the theatrical dimension of power in a politics founded on consent, and the dangers Shakespeare dramatized attending every official entry or inauguration.

Date: 30 October 2013, 5:30pm to
30 October 2013, 8:00pm
Location: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street Kingston
KT1 1HL
Fee: Free but booking required
Booking: https://richardwilson.eventbrite.com

Find out more here.

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KiSS: Farah Karim-Cooper on The Taming of the Shrew

April 20, 2013

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR
(KiSS)
APRIL 25: 5.30pm: Rose Theatre

2013 SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY LECTURE:

FARAH KARIM COOPER
HEAD OF RESEARCH
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

” TAMING KATE: PASSIONS AND HUMOURS IN
‘THE TAMING OF THE SHREW’ “

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Find out more here.

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