Category Archives: KiSS

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Margaret Jones-Davies: Shakespeare, le « nid de cygnes » et le rêve d’Europe

Shakespeare, le « nid de cygnes » et le rêve d’Europe Shakespeare, poète national, est le plus souvent cité pour ses tirades à la gloire d’une Angleterre insulaire, forte de son indépendance. La plus célèbre, dans Richard II (1595) chante l’invulnérabilité de l’île: … Continue reading

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Richard Wilson: The Bard on Brexit

From The New European April 21-April 27 2017   TO LEAVE OR NOT TO LEAVE THE BARD ON BREXIT   Shakespeare scholar RICHARD WILSON says the Bard’s work is one long battle between Brexit and Remain. And his vision of ‘this … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Shakespeare and Hegel / Speaker biographies

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Yet tomorrow is also the Shakespeare and … Continue reading

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Richard Wilson on Cardenio at the RSS

The History of Cardenio Richmond Shakespeare Society at the Mary Wallace Theatre, March 18 2017 Shakespeare and Cervantes both died on April 23 1616, and Borges was not the only other writer to fantasize that the dramatist and novelist were … Continue reading

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KiSS Cardenio Excursion, March 23

Instead of the planned John Fletcher reading, Kingston Shakespeare will make an excursion to Cardenio, directed by our playreading collaborator Gerald Baker. KiSS has arranged a special rate for members to attend Thursday’s (March 23) performance of The History of … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden: Shakespeare and Philosophy, March 16

We are delighted to have Professor Stuart Elden give a talk at KiSS. His talk is on the central topic of Kingston Shakespeare, namely Shakespeare and philosophy, with a lecture entitled ‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’. This session convenes … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Hegel (Kingston Shakespeare at the Temple), Apr 1

10.00: Jennifer Bates (Duquesne University): ‘Hegel and Shakespeare on the Measure for Measure: The Hangman’s Mystery’ 11.00: Coffee 11.30: Simon Haines (Chinese University of Hong Kong): ‘Hegel and The Merchant of Venice’ 12.15: Joe Moshenska (University of Cambridge): ‘King Lear … Continue reading

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Stanley Wells: Genius of Shakespeare, April 27

2017 ROSE THEATRE SHAKESPEARE BIRTHDAY LECTURE Thursday April 27: 19.00 Rose Theatre Gallery SIR STANLEY WELLS: ‘THE GENIUS OF SHAKESPEARE’ Sir Stanley Wells is Britain’s preeminent Shakespeare scholar and one of the world’s leading experts on the Elizabethan stage. His … Continue reading

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Thomas Middleton: A Trick To Catch The Old One (KiSS Playreading)

Shakespeare’s Writing Partners: A Trick To Catch The Old One is the second in this series. It’s from the very varied and successful work of Thomas Middleton, who’s been dubbed ‘our other Shakespeare.’ It’s a comedy, but not of the … Continue reading

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Per Sivefors:’Come, for England’: Politics, Cultural Exchange and the First Swedish Hamlet (1787), Feb 23

We are happy to welcome back our good friend Per Sivefors (Linnæus University) to share his work on Swedish Shakespeare under Gustavus III in the 18th century. His talk is entitled “‘Come, for England’: Politics, Cultural Exchange and the First Swedish … Continue reading

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