Category Archives: KiRSE

Up-coming events, Spring 2018

Here is a provisional programme for the Spring term. Sessions will be updated as soon as possible. 25 January:  Edward Paleit (City University): Tamburlaine’s Succession 1 February: KiRSe: Edward III playreading 8 February: KiSSiT: Ildiko Solti (Kingston): “The lever of form” – performance … 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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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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Playreading The Two Noble Kinsmen, Nov 9 (KiRSe)

Come and read the last play Shakespeare ever wrote. Not The Tempest. A story with an interrupted wedding, fighting and romance in a wood outside Athens, madness, morris dancing and the intervention of the gods: Shakespeare wrote The Two Noble Kinsmen in partnership … 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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