On Thursday December 7, 2017 Kingston Shakespeare features Peter J. Smith (Nottingham Trent) delivering a talk entitled ‘‘What country, friends, is this?’: Tim Supple’s Trans-Cultural Twelfth Night and the Influence of Trevor Nunn’. The talk is an examination of the trans-cultural features of Tim Supple’s Twelfth Night (2003) made for Channel Four. The adaptation is assessed in the light of Trevor Nunn’s earlier film version (1996). Peter J. Smith argues that while Supple’s take on the play leads his film away from the sentimentality of Nunn’s version, there are, nonetheless, significant allusions to the earlier film which constitute important intertextual readings. Tim Supple will also be in attendance. The seminar convenes at 6pm in the Gallery of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. The talk is free and open to everyone!
Peter J Smith is reader in Renaissance literature at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Social Shakespeare (1995) and Between Two Stools: Scatology and its Representations in English Literature, Chaucer to Swift (2012, 2015). His essays and reviews have appeared in Critical Quarterly, Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Survey, Times Higher Education. He is co-editor-in-chief of Cahiers Elisabethains and his Arden Early Modern Drama Guide (co-edited with Deborah Cartmell) on Much Ado About Nothing is currently in press.