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.