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

David Schalkwyk: ‘Unpacking the heart: Interiority, Theatricality and Love in Hamlet’, Oct 26

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 … Continue reading

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Playreading Pericles Prince of Tyre, Oct 19 (KiRSe)

Shipwreck, pirates, resurrection, a goddess, incest, plague, a brothel, riddling, knights in armour and a family dispersed across the Levant: in its day immensely popular, Shakespeare’s version of one of the great European stories (adapted in conjunction with George Wilkins) … Continue reading

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‘TO LOSE NO DROP’: Retrieving the Shakespeare Canon

There were thirty-six plays when Shakespeare’s colleagues collected them for the first time in 1623 in the Folio. In 2017 a new complete Shakespeare contains forty-one complete plays, and contributions to a couple more. In the four hundred years since … Continue reading

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‘Fictionalising the Renaissance’ with Hermione Eyre, Emma Whipday and Richard O’Brien (KiSSiT WiP), Oct 12

In the last ten to fifteen years, popular centre has seen a wave of narratives – from Shakespeare in Love to Wolf Hall to Upstart Crow – which take as their setting a reconstructed version of early modern England. This panel session brings together two academics … Continue reading

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Sir Peter Hall (1930 – 2017)

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar mourns Sir Peter Hall, an irreplaceable Chancellor of Kingston University and the founding director and presiding genius of the Rose Theatre. Sir Peter’s vision of the Rose as a ‘teaching theatre’, where actors and academics would work … Continue reading

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KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the Philosophical Turn CFP

KiSSiT: Shakespeare and the Philosophical Turn December 9, 2017 Rose Theatre Kingston-upon-Thames   Over the last two decades there has been a turn away from theory to philosophy in Shakespeare studies. In 2000, the Philosophical Shakespeares collection, edited by John … Continue reading

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Programme for Shakespeare and Nietzsche

10.00: Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University) Paul Kottman (New School, New York) ‘The Eternal Justification of the World’ Eric Heinze (Queen Mary University, London) ‘Nietzsche versus Machiavelli in Shakespeare’ 11.30: Coffee 12.00: Chair: John Gillies (Essex University) Bjorn Quiring (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Nietzsche, Sept 2

On Saturday September 2, 2017 Shakespeare at the Temple -symposium returns to Garrick’s Temple with a fourth event, this time on Shakespeare and Nietzsche with talks by Katie Brennan, Paul Kottman, Bjorn Quiring, Tracy Strong and Scott Wilson. There will be a concert … Continue reading

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Saturday July 15: Old St Paul’s and Culture -symposium

The place to go in London on Saturday is St Paul’s! A great programme and line up of speakers: see their website if tickets are still available. Old St Paul’s and Culture: A Symposium Hosted by the University of Sussex Centre … Continue reading

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Up-coming events, Summer and Autumn 2017

Here are the up-coming seminars, playreadings, symposia and conferences. Sept 2: Shakespeare and Nietzsche (Shakespeare at Garrick’s Temple) Oct 12: ‘Fictionalising the Renaissance’ with Hermione Eyre, Emma Whipday and Richard O’Brien (KiSSiT WiP) Oct 19: Pericles, Prince of Tyre (KiRSe Playreading) Oct 26: … Continue reading

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