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Dr Paul Hamilton held at UK border and sent to Iceland

On November 14, 2017 Dr Paul Hamilton, a member of the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, flew into Heathrow Airport from Arizona, to assist in the organisation of two conferences at Kingston’s Rose Theatre (‘Marlowe and Shakespeare’ and ‘Shakespeare and the Philosophical … 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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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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Conference: Radical Mischief, 20-21 July 2018

Radical Mischief: A Conference Inviting Experiment in Theatre, Thought and Politics 20-21 July 2018 The Other Place theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Born of the pioneering collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Radical Mischief offers an unmissable … 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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‘Idols of Nature: Causality of Fate, Baconian Philosophy and Shakespearean Tragedy’ with Timo Uotinen, Nov 2

On Thursday, November 2, the KiSSiT Work-in-Progress seminar features Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway) giving a talk entitled ‘Idols of Nature: Causality of Fate, Baconian Philosophy and Shakespearean Tragedy’, where he links epistemology with ethics in discussing how the (self)destructive activity of … Continue reading

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