On Thursday Oct 26, Kingston Shakespeare is happy to host David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary), who is giving a talk entitled ‘Unpacking the heart: Interiority, Theatricality and Love in Hamlet‘. The paper approaches the problem of interiority in Hamlet by asking why it is impossible to say “I love you” in Claudius’s Denmark. We convene in Gallery of the Rose Theatre, Kingston starting at 6pm. The talk is free and open to everyone!
David Schalkwyk is Professor of English and Director of Global Shakespeare Queen Mary University of London. He was formerly Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and editor of the Shakespeare Quarterly. His books include Speech and Performance in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Plays (Cambridge, 2002), Literature and the Touch of the Real (Delaware, 2004), Shakespeare, Love and Service (Cambridge, 2008), Hamlet’s Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare (Arden Shakespeare, 2013), The Word Against the World: The Bakhtin Circle (Skene, 2016). His latest monograph, Shakespeare, Love and Language is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2017.