KiSS: Shakespeare and Sovereignty series, Autumn 2015

Rose Theatre Wars of the Roses

Trevor Nunn’s Wars of the Roses

We are proud to announce this Autumn’s series of talks at the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar. On the topic of ‘Shakespeare and Sovereignty’ KiSS presents a season of debates and lectures marking Trevor Nunn’s production of The Wars of the Roses.

Here is the programme:

Thursday 1 Oct, 5pm. Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses, discussed by Alison Findlay (Lancaster University), Michael Hattaway (University of Sheffield), Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire)

Thursday 8 October, 10am. Gary Taylor (Florida State University): ‘Hamlet, Macbeth and Nordic History’

Wednesday 14 October, 5pm. The Barton / Hall ‘Wars of the Roses’ discussed by Dominique Goy-Blanquet (University of Picardie), Stuart Hampton-Reeves (University of Central Lancashire), Carol Rutter (University of Warwick)

Thursday 29 October, 5.30pm. Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University): ‘Athelstan the Virgin King’

Thursday 26 November, 5.30pm. Christopher Pye (Williams College): ‘King Lear, Sovereignty, and the Condition of Justice’

Thursday 3 December, 5.30pm. Howard Caygill (Kingston University): ‘Laertes’ Revolt and the Limits of Popular Sovereignty’

Thursday 10 December, 5.30pm. Jeffrey Knapp (UC Berkeley): ‘Hamlet and the Sovereignty of Reasons’.

As usual, all sessions are free and open to all. They are all held at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, a mere 20 minutes from Waterloo.

Sovereignty 1

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3 Responses to KiSS: Shakespeare and Sovereignty series, Autumn 2015

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