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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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Michael Bogdanov

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar mourns the death of the inspirational theatre director Michael Bogdanov. He was a dynamic contributor to our programme and valiant friend of the Rose Theatre. The text of Michael’s stirring KiSS lecture, ‘The Readiness is All’, given on October 24 2013, … 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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CFP: Karl Marx 200th anniversary – Shakespeare special issue

Call for Papers For a special issue of Shakespeare: A Journal marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, we are inviting submissions of papers, related to the issue’s central topic of investigating Marx’s impact, in a broad … Continue reading

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Chantal Schütz & Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise: “Early Modern Chalices and Inkpots: Materializing the Powers of Commixture” (KiSSiT WiP), March 30

The final KiSSiT Work-in-Progress session for this term is entitled “Early Modern Chalices and Inkpots: Materializing the Powers of Commixture” and features Chantal Schütz (École Polytechnique) and Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3). We convene at the Gallery of the Rose … 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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Christian Smith on Shakespeare’s influence on Marx

As a primer to our forthcoming symposium on Shakespeare and Marx in June (also for the up-coming Shakespeare and Hegel event) have a look at the work of our friend Christian Smith. He has recently published an article on the … Continue reading

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Symposium: Futures of Political Theology, June 2

Futures of Political Theology Nomos / Demos / Pseudos An International Symposium 2 June 2017 – Room PRJG0003 (Kingston University) Speakers: Arthur Bradley [Lancaster] | Ward Blanton [Kent] | Howard Caygill [Kingston] | Antonio Cerella [Kingston] | Mick Dillon [Lancaster] … Continue reading

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