Martin Regal, 1951-2017

Martin Regal 1951-2017
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.

Martin and the founding of NoRSS

The Founding of the Nordic Shakespeare Society with Delilah Bermudez Brataas, Nely Keinänen, Martin Regal and Per Sivefors in 2015.

Martin at SaS dinner

The founding president of NorSS, Martin Regal addresses his Nordic colleagues during the final dinner of the Shakespeare and Scandinavia conference in 2015, with Ken McMullen, Paul Hamilton and Rupert Nichol in front taking it in.

Martin at the State of Exception

Martin Regal at the Shakespeare and State of Exception conference in December 2015 discussing a hypothetical scenario in which the Gunpowder Plot succeeded. Anna Ilona Rajala, David Weinberg and Timo Uotinen are listening intently.

Listen to Martin Regal’s talk on Shakespeare and Modernist Theatre given in January 2015.

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