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About kingstonshakespeareseminar

Kingston Shakespeare is the home of KiSS, and its offshoot KiSSiT. Both explore the world by thinking through Shakespeare.

Up-coming events, Spring 2018

Here is a provisional programme for the Spring term. Sessions will be updated as soon as possible. 28 January:  Edward Paleit 1 February: KiRSe: Edward III playreading 8 February: [KiSSiT] 15 February:  Claudia Olk 22 February: KiRSe: Double Falsehood playreading 1 March: … Continue reading

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New Year Message

  Dear Colleagues. I am writing with New Year greetings, and to thank you for your generous contributions to the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in 2017. This was our fifth year of events at Garrick’s Temple and the Rose Theatre, and … Continue reading

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KiRSE Playreadings Spring 2018

Continuing our ‘To Lose No Drop’ -theme from the Autumn we (KiRSE, that is) are reading later additions to the Shakespearean canon. The dates and plays are: 1st February: Edward III, the ancestor of all the main characters in the later history plays, … Continue reading

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KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the Philosophical Turn, Dec 9

KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the Philosophical Turn December 9, 2017 Rose Theatre Kingston-upon-Thames 10.30: Opening remarks: Timo Uotinen 10.45 Panel: Christian Smith (Independent Scholar): “The point is to change it”: Marx’s use of Shakespeare in his move from philosopher to activist … Continue reading

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Peter J. Smith: ‘What country, friends, is this?’: Tim Supple’s Trans-Cultural Twelfth Night and the Influence of Trevor Nunn, Dec 9

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 … Continue reading

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Playreading Sir Thomas More, Nov 30 (KiRSe)

Sir Thomas More. Not Wolf Hall. Not A Man For All Seasons. Not even Henry VIII. This week’s reading in the KiSS series of Shakespeare plays acknowledged as his after the publication of the First Folio is a unique handling … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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John Gillies: The Conversational Turn in Shakespeare, Nov 23

On Thursday November 23, 2017 John Gillies (Essex) will be giving a talk entitled ‘The Conversational Turn in Shakespeare’, where he studies two different senses of the the word ‘conversation’, one dominant and one emergent during Shakespeare’s time that has … Continue reading

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Marlowe and Shakespeare programme

MARLOWE AND SHAKESPEARE KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AND THE MARLOWE SOCIETY ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON: NOVEMBER 17 / 18 2017   DAY ONE: MARLOWE AND SHAKESPEARE AT THE ROSE 09.30: Registration: Theatre Foyer 10.00: Lecture: The Auditorium: Welcome: Robert O’Dowd (Rose Theatre … Continue reading

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Roy Eriksen: “’Sbloud he speakes terribly”: Unpacking Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (B), Nov 16

As a prelude to the Marlowe and Shakespeare conference, we have Roy Eriksen (Agder University) discussing Doctor Faustus on Thursday November 16. The talk challenges the current “orthodoxy” that sees the 1604 edition of Doctor Faustus as the most original version and relegates … Continue reading

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