Kingston Shakespeare is very sad to announce that Professor Martin Regal has died after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at the University of Reykjavik on Saturday December 2.
Martin Regal was an inspirational colleague, a regular presenter at our seminar, and an indispensable partner in the 2015 Rose Theatre conference on Shakespeare and Scandinavia. He spoke passionately at the event, and was also a leading member of the organising committee. His jovial personality, intellectual energy and practical experience made him the obvious and unanimous choice when the new Nordic Shakespeare Society (NORSS) elected him its first President.
Martin had a bold concept for NORSS, and exciting plans to host its inaugural conference – on ‘Shakespeare’s Islands’ – in Iceland. Kingston Shakespeare pledges to do all it can to help further his vision. Martin had a world-wide reputation as a theatre scholar. But we knew him in Kingston as one of the truly good companions.
Listen to Martin Regal’s talk on Shakespeare and Modernist Theatre given in January 2015.